Terrence Howard: Robert Downey Jr. pushed me out of ‘Iron Man’

howard During an interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, Terrence Howard, who was supposed to talk about his role in The Best Man Holiday, ended up discussing his departure from Iron Man sequels.

He said that Robert Downey Jr. actually pushed him out of the movie franchise.

Howard’s previous role as James Rhodes a.k.a. War Machine has been played in the second and third installments of Iron Man by Don Cheadle.

When a viewer asked: “Why didn’t you come back to Iron Man? I liked you so much in a uniform,” Howard replied: “Would you like to really know? It turns out in order for – iron-manthis is going to get me in a lot of trouble – it turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man… when it was time to re-up for the second one, took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out.”

He also explained that he had signed a contract for three movies, but then the producers approached him to do a sequel and offered him “one-eighth” of what they had agreed under contract. “And I called my friend that I helped get the first job, and he didn’t call me back for three months,” Howard added.

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One response to “Terrence Howard: Robert Downey Jr. pushed me out of ‘Iron Man’”

  1. Claire says:

    Yes, Terrence, unfortunately, such things happen in life and especially in movie industry. It is all about money. It is sad that nowadays friendship sells. Well, then it has never been a friendship. I am sure Howard will have many more great roles ad Iron Man is not the best movie, so I do not think he has to regret this much. I wish you good luck, dear!