Terrence Howard shocked by Iron Man “firing”

By Alexandra Heilbron on October 21, 2008 | 8 Comments

Terrence HowardTerrence Howard, who played Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes in Iron Man, has been replaced by Don Cheadle in the sequel, reportedly due to his request for more money. But in an interview with npr.org he said that wasn’t true, and talked about being “fired” from the cast: “It was the surprise of a lifetime. There was no explanation. [The contract] just…up and vanished. I read something in the trades implicating that it was about money or something, but apparently the contracts that we write and sign aren’t worth the paper that they’re printed on, sometimes. Promises aren’t kept, and good faith negotiations aren’t always held up.”

Comments & Discussion

  1. The Cosmos Rocks & Diane Lane=Amazing! • October 21, 2008 @ 11:24 AM

    The first “Iron Man” movie was quite good.

  2. Arezou Amin • October 21, 2008 @ 11:25 AM


  3. Arezou Amin • October 21, 2008 @ 11:26 AM

    Don’t get me wrong. the movie was good. I just don’t like the casting change

  4. jp313131 • October 21, 2008 @ 12:04 PM

    Anybody else get the feeling he DID ask for more money, it backfire (got fired) and now he’s trying to save face?

  5. Suneagle • October 21, 2008 @ 1:53 PM

    LMFAO!!! WHAT! Man I hate when they do that crap! You should never change the cast once it’s set in place regardless if he asked for more money they should of worked out somthing! Cuz the new guy they picked Don will never out do the performance that Terrance can bring to the table..WOW DISAPOINTED!!!! Suneagle OUT!

  6. ke • October 21, 2008 @ 5:19 PM

    i don’t know who the better actor is (i like them both) but for sho terrance howard has more of an action superhero feel than cheadle.

  7. dmont08 • October 22, 2008 @ 7:39 PM

    Don Cheadle is a good actor, but I hate it when continuity is broken in between movies (ie: Batman Begins/Dark Knight – Katie Holmes/Maggie Gyllenhal).

  8. ke • October 22, 2008 @ 9:26 PM

    i agree with the continuity thing but in the case of the dark knight incident – i had absolutely no problem when katie became maggie. no sir. happy as a singing bird on the first spring morning.

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