Terrence Howard on Iron Man 2: Marvel Made a Very Bad Choice
Terrence Howard isn't bitter about being dropped from Iron Man 2 at all.
The star, who was reportedly dropped from the sequel after salary negotiations went south, isn't shy about his dissatisfaction with the film's producers.
"Marvel made a choice, and it was a very, very bad choice," Howard told Parade.com. "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."
Howard believes his fellow actors should have stepped up. "They did the same thing with Gwyneth Paltrow, from what I've been told. They did it with almost everyone except Robert Downey [Jr.]. One of the things that actors need to learn to do is always stick together, one for all and all for one."
In last summer's blockbuster, Howard promised he'd join Tony Stark in his adventures "next time," amplifying fanboy anticipation for the sequel and the introduction of Howard's character's alter ego, War Machine. The character has since been recast with Don Cheadle. For the record, Howard is okay with Cheadle replacing him.
"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," Howard said. "Don Cheadle was the reason I got Crash, so I have a lot of love for him."
But for the rest of the production, karma may be a bitch. "I've seen the script, I know what's going to happen, but I'm not revealing anything," Howard said. "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."