Terrence Howard has finally spoken about Marvel Studios’ decision to replace him with Don Cheadle for the role of James Rhodes in Iron Man 2.
The surprise change, according to Howard, surprised him as well. He claimed that he found out about the change like many of the fans — through the news. He also denied that negotiations with him bogged down because of money.
Below is a quote from the interview conducted by NPR:
“It was the surprise of a lifetime,” he said. “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.”
I still think that the decision to replace Howard is a big mistake.