Robert Downey Jr. Talks Iron Man 2 Recast

terrencehoward ImageUp until today we hadn’t heard anything from Robert Downey Jr regarding the Terrence Howard/Don Cheadle recast for Iron Man 2. Recently we heard that apparently Marvel weren’t happy with Howard’s performance in Iron Man and they wanted to reduce his salary (he was said to have been paid more than Downey Jr. for the first film, as he was the first cast member signed).

Downey Jr. spoke briefly to Splashpage about the situation, saying he didn’t make the decision and doesn’t know why it’s happened:

“I had nothing to do with that decision. I love Terrence very very much. That’s all I’ll say because I haven’t talked to him yet.”

“I’ve always admired Don [Cheadle],” said Downey. “It’s one of those situations where I still don’t quite know what happened or why. Here’s what happens too: things happen and you wind up commenting on them before you’ve actually talked to the people and it’s in poor taste.”

When Downey Jr says he loves Howard ‘very very much‘ he means it. Back in August when everything was fine and dandy Terrence Howard said he was excited about the sequel and looked forward to him and Downey Jr. getting personal trainers and bulking up together. Now it looks like Don Cheadle will be bulking with Downey Jr. instead.

The emotional pain Terrence will be feeling must be unimaginable.

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  • Franny Gretel

    I think its really STUPID that they are switching Terrance Howard for Don Cheadle!!
    Like nobodies gonna notice that Rooney is 5 shades darker now….like oh my gosh Terrance Howard is so well known, since they are switching them and if people find out….i'm pretty sure that not that meny people are gonna watch Iron-man 2!!!
    JEEEZ JUST THINK ABOUT IT!!!

  • Franny Gretel

    I think its really STUPID that they are switching Terrance Howard for Don Cheadle!!
    Like nobodies gonna notice that Rooney is 5 shades darker now….like oh my gosh Terrance Howard is so well known, since they are switching them and if people find out….i'm pretty sure that not that meny people are gonna watch Iron-man 2!!!
    JEEEZ JUST THINK ABOUT IT!!!

  • andries price

    2 people can't play war machine at the same time on at a time terrence howard is col james rhodey rhodes on ironman 2 and the avengres don cheadle is a good actor in all im sorry for cheadle cheadle out howard in ironman 2 comes in 2010 the avengres opens 2012. thank you

  • andries price

    2 people can't play war machine at the same time on at a time terrence howard is col james rhodey rhodes on ironman 2 and the avengres don cheadle is a good actor in all im sorry for cheadle cheadle out howard in ironman 2 comes in 2010 the avengres opens 2012. thank you