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Don Cheadle to Replace Terrence Howard in "Iron Man 2"

Posted: October 14th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Don Cheadle to Replace Terrence Howard in "Iron Man 2"Submit Comment
Don Cheadle is stepping in to replace Terrence Howard in "Iron Man 2," Marvel Studios' sequel to its summer blockbuster.

In the movie, Howard played Jim Rhodes, Tony Stark/Iron Man's best friend and future armor-clad hero War Machine. One scene featured Howard looking at a silver suit of armor and saying "Next time," a line that caused great delight for fans. But there will be no next time for Howard.

Marvel had no comment, but sources close to the deal said negotiations with Howard fell through over financial differences, among other reasons. Marvel, which had wanted to work with Cheadle, then decided to take the role in another direction and approached the actor, who is shooting "Brooklyn's Finest" with Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke.

Rhodes is expected to play a larger part in the sequel, which is rumored to go beyond high-tech villains. Justin Theroux is writing the screenplay.

Jon Favreau is returning as director, and Robert Downey Jr is expected back as billionaire industrialist Stark/Iron Man. Gwyneth Paltrow also is expected to be back as Stark's assistant, Pepper Potts.

Click here to read more about "Iron Man 2."

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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meanmonkey22 writes:
on October 14th, 2008 at 12:54:24 PM

I love both Don Cheadle and Howard, but I would of liked Howard to stay on the cast...
Dannoral writes:
on October 14th, 2008 at 2:20:03 PM

it sucks... always replacing... (like Holmes in Batman..)
Johnny Neat writes:
on October 14th, 2008 at 2:32:49 PM

Money, money, money.
kudanrt writes:
on October 14th, 2008 at 10:42:28 PM

Dammit!! Jeez these people.. Always changing things.. Man i really like howard.. he did a good job.. and then go and then just switch'em.. Man it's just not gonna be the same.. but i guess..
masondixon writes:
on October 16th, 2008 at 12:59:06 AM

I love Marvel, I always will. But taking a solid actor like Howard out of the picture is completely absurd! The man is solemn and forthright in his acting ability, Cheadle will produce a similar performance to the likes of his character in "Mission to Mars." I imagine him as a paranoid maniac in the Mark II, more scared than dangerous. I can see Howard as more of a threat, and equally more entertaining.

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