As Hollyscoop reported previously, Don Cheadle has replaced Terrence Howard in the role of Lt. Col. James Rhodes for the sequel to Iron Man . We’d heard the firing was over Howard’s paycheck, with Marvel citing “financial differences” with the actor.
But just because months have passed and filming is underway, doesn’t mean Howard has forgotten it all.
In a new interview with Parade magazine, Terrence tells them, "Marvel made a choice, and it was a very, very bad choice. They didn't keep their word. They didn't honor my contract. They produced a great bounty with the first one but they put it all in the storehouse and you were not allowed in. They did the same thing with Gwyneth Paltrow, from what I've been told. They did it with almost everyone except Robert Downey. One of the things that actors need to learn to do is always stick together, one for all and all for one."
Even though he’s not attached anymore, Howard has already read the script for Iron Man 2 . But don’t worry, he’s not bitter enough to back at Marvel bosses by revealing any plot lines. He tells Parade , "I've seen the script, I know what's going to happen, but I'm not revealing anything. I believe in karma. When someone does something wrong, you don't have to get them back. Everything right will return the favor for you.”
Believe it or not, Terrence actually sounds excited to see Iron Man 2. He says, “I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the movie. I want to see Don Cheadle become me. No, I want him to do better than me. That's what I really want to see. Don Cheadle was the reason I got Crash , so I have a lot of love for him."
It sounds like Terrence only has beef with Marvel , and not the rest of the cast. That’s what happens when studios don’t take care of their actors! We guess Gwyneth Paltrow stuck around because she figured she had so much money already, that what’s another couple million? But for Terrence Howard, it seems like the struggle was less about the actual paycheck than the whole principle of it all.
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