Last year actor Terrence Howard had the biggest role of his acting career - starring in the Blockbuster hit Iron Man. Well MediaTakeOut.com is now hearing that he LOST the role to Don Cheadle.
How'd it happen, you ask. Check out what Hollywood Reporter has to say:
Marvel Studios has hired Don Cheadle to replace Terrence Howard in the upcoming Iron Man sequel. Cheadle will play Jim Rhodes, Tony Starkís best friend and future War Machine. Director Jon Favreau has made numerous hints that War Machine may play a part in the second film.
The Hollywood Reporterís sources claim it was a conflict due to financial differences. Earlier this year it was widely speculated that Marvel was trying to low ball Favreau with an offer not much higher than his initial payday for the first film. It is not unusual for salaries to double for a sequel, especially when the first film outperformed to the level that Iron Man had.
But from what I understand, Marvel believes the superhero characters themselves are the real stars, and many believe they are being very thrifty in their negotiations for their future projects.
Terrence, it's a recession, bruh ... Now ain't the time to get greedy...
Don Cheadle is too skinny! He might need to go the [SPAM] and have Blackexec beef him up!!!
I can understand Terrence wanting more money but I believe he was probably asking to much. He was not the star of the film, so If you are not the star, you don't have much leverage. Terrence, relax yourself.
OH POOR BABY
don cheadle is the better actor anyway, dark skin brotha are makin a comeback!!
another one, how many iron men can we have?
OH WELL DON IS THE BETTER ACTOR. I LOVE DON!!!
You got cut the f*ck out!!!
Now Rocket AKA Basher is War Machine
HE NEED TO CUT THAT EDDIE MUNSTER OFF THE FRONT OF THAT LINING AND MAYBE HE WOULD HAVE GOT MORE CASH.. IM JUST SAYIN.. CHI-TOWN BABY
Don is the man and I like his acting much better anyways.
YEAH DARK SKIN BROTHERS NEED MONEY TOO
Like DMX said, "You've been eatin'long enough Nicca stop being greedy.." Real Talk.Brooklyn Lives-The Borough Becomes Me...
don cheadle is ugly,they could have replaced him with a better looking talented brother.
Where the hell did it say he wanted more money. All i read was the director wanted more money. Lets get fact MTO
stupid ash nooka....i guess you gotta settle for hustle and flow 2 huh??
MAYBE HE REFUSED TO GET RID OF HIS PERM???
*** that was stupid on his part...unless theyre paying him peanuts he shoulve taken that job instead of being a greedy dummy.And the sad part is you know there will be a part 3 that he wont be in too.
well both of them are great actors, so it doesnt matter who plays it,cause i know they would play it good
I like Don better anyway. . .
OF COURSE HE'D ASK FOR MORE I MEAN ONCE HE PUTS THAT HELMET ON AND THE ACTIVATOR IN THE PERM START SWEATIN OUT SUM1 HAS 2 PAY FOR THAT PERMS AREN'T CHEAP THEN HE HAS 2 HAVE IT "S" CURLED ON TOP OF THAT
GOOD! i dont like his face *** e way & he is highly overrated. cheadle is the truth.
lmso @ jamiejo86
GREED WILL DO U *** EVERYTIME....HE'S DOING A VIN DIESEL MOVE AND LOOK AT HIM NOW...WTF IS HE???
Whatever, both actors are great!
THEY BOTH ARE VERY GOOD ACTORS, BUT DON GOT A LITTLE MORE LEVERAGE, IN MY OPINION, I FREAKIN LOVED HIM IN A DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS WITH DENZEL, HE PLAYED MOUSE...MOUSE THE MAN!!!!!
NEWAY...TERRENCE MAY HAVE PLAYED THE WRONG CARD, I HOPE HE LEARNED FROM THIS, 'CAUSE HE IS TOO GOOD AN ACTOR TO GET BLACKBALLED....Y'ALL KNOW HOW THAT *** CAN HAPPEN....LIKE WITH MELBA MOORE.
HEY TYLER PERRY MAY HAVE SOMETHING FOR HIM, HE NEED TO GO CHECK THAT OUT!!!!!
that was dumb Terrance. Thats a big payday ready to happen.
Awww man Terrance...really wanted to see you in the next installment.
Another worth noting that in the comic book world, artist and writers change from story to story. Marvel is right, the superhero is bigger than the actor. Terrance Howard could have been replace by Forrest Whitaker for all they care. It will always be about the superhero...
Don's a better actor anyway. Terrence can stick with trying to sell albums.
Maybe my coffee hasn't kicked in yet, but where does it say Terrence wanted more money? I think they replaced him because they wanted to, honestly...Don is the better actor and now that the movie was such a hit, they're trimming the edges...That character will be completely different with Don...Terrence just plain got fired, yall...
LMAO @ jamiejo86
AND NOW HE IS COMING OUT WITH AN R&B ALBUM...HE DOING TO MUCH
I like Terrance, but Don is a better actor anyway...
That's an even trade. Don Cheadle's great.
THATS JUST HOW THEY DO US LOW BALL US WELL LETS GET US ANOTHER *** BECAUSE WE DONT STAND TOGETHER
If the movie takes a darker role and Tony Starks devlopes his drinking problem and Jim goes all war on terror like he does in the comics then Don is a better fit for the role
GOOD LUCK MR CHEADLE
*** Terrence, you looked so good in the movie!
just cuz u got an oscar nomination dont mean nothin unless u will smith!! forest whitaker GOT an oscar but he's doing lifetime movies... go figure
I LOVE DON CHEADLE! SOMETHING ABOUT HIM IS SO SEXY!!! ANYWAY, TERRENCE I KNOW THAT YOUR HALF-WHITE, AND YOUR WIFE AND KIDS ARE.......WELL WHITE, BUT YOU ARE STILL BLACK AND CAN'T GET AWAY WITH THINGS LIKE THAT BOO! OVER FOR YOU!!!
You win some, you lose some!
POSHMOM, DIDN'T I TELL YOU TO GO OUTSIDDE!!! HE NOT ON THE COMPUTER!!!
I hope Terrence doesnt get "blacklisted"
Don Cheadle is underrated. Luv him, hilarious in Ocean's 11+12.
thats what he gets for having a small dinga ling..
MTO where the f*ck in the story did it say that he asked for more money! SMH Either way Don is a *** good actor and can definitely play the part.
terrence didn't get the role cause his d-d-*** is too small. for real, check out all of his movies (can't 'member which 1)but you will see his package (size: 5 years old) in one scene where he lines up against the wall naked and a fight breaks out! I was very very very dishappointed terrinshe. Anyway, cheadley is literally a beast. so, congrats blah blah blah
From what I am reading from some bloggers, I can't believe that some people think that Mr. Howard is being greedy, Robert Downy Jr. is a talented actor but remember Terrence has the Oscar, Just like Jamie Foxx for getting the Oscar for Ray; then turn around and play tubbs on Miami Vice.
I know times are hard for black actors and actress but I wish more black actors will speak out toward Hollywood for the bias that they go through, Like Don Cheadle movie Tratior, It wasn't wide spread because the hero was black. For the works Don have done in the past he is due for a Oscar as well.
So for the ones who think that Terrence was being greedy; no he was just trying to get his just due for being the type of actor he is.
MAYBE IM SLOW BUT I DIDNT READ ANYTHING IN THE ARTICLE ABOUT TERRENCE WANTING MORE MONEY! SO I WONT BELIEVE IT UNTIL I SEE THE TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE. ALSO 4 THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS MY AZZ AS BEEN ON FIRE FROM POSHMOM REPOSTING TRYING TO GET A MAN. THATS SUM CRAZY *** ***! IF I WAS A MAN I WOULDNT WANT U CUZ U DONT KNOW HOW TO FALL BACK ***
TERRENCE DOESNT HAVE A OSCAR. SORRY BUT UR WRONG
If they want A-list actors they need to py A-list bread...
Money talks, everything else walks a thousand miles.
I remember when they were on 106 & Park and Terrence mentioned the money and the paycheck. It's not surprising.
Ya well RDJ is probably getting this big ol paycheck and he ain't getting sh!t! All that money that movie made? And they dropped him because he wanted more? And replaced him with Don Cheadle? If he was white he would get the money. And you know Hollywood is racist. Won't really matter to me because his voice annoys me anyway. So I'd be open to see what Don Cheadle does.
Why be so greedy when your not the star of the movie?
MTO don't sound so sad because Don Cheadle is a MUCH better actor! Tell Terrance I send my regards. lol
Terrance Howard is a good actor but not a Denzil yet. Sometimes U have to be humble and take what U can get.
He was in a franchise movie and got greedy now he lost it.
Don is more humble and an excellent actor and is very underated. Because he is not as good looking as Terrance. But sometimes real talent wins as in ths case.
This is going to be good! I love Don Cheadle and Iron Man. I think Don and Robert Downey will make a great team. I really didn't not like Terrance in Iron Man. Actually, I'm not a Terrance fan at all. Although, he was good in Lackawanna Blues.
Terrance Howard is not as great an actor as he thinks he is. He cannot transcend into other characters. I always see the same person movie to movie. He has a very unlikeable persona. Maybe he should hope for a PRIDE II. Oops that won't be happening or maybe Best Man II. Ooops that won't be happening either. He sucks eggs majorly.
I LOVE DON!!
I LOVE DON CHEADLE *** E WAY! TERRANCE IS ***...LOL
i like t howard ..that sucks that he messed up the chance. Don cheadle is a great replacement though.
WHAT?! NOOOO!!!! That's all bad T.
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don cheadle is the better actor anyway, dark skin brotha are makin a comeback!!
lol! Comeback? Ok dark men came back in the Wesley Snipes era and just plain never left after that! loves my chocolate!
Terrence, boo. Never forget where ya came from. I remember reading that you only got 10 grand or so for Crash..and 12 grand for Husle&Flow. now, i'm thinking they saying to themselves..we pay based on salary history, take it and make it work. I was just reading that he trained for this role. what a waste of your precious time cutie pie... so sad. aaawh.
oh well better luck next time
TERENCE HOWARD JUST LOOKS DUMB 2 ME.. ITS LIKE HES TRYNA LIVE VICARIOUSLY THRU HIS CHARACTERS..
DON CHEADLE IS A BETTER ACTOR.. IN HOTEL RWANDA, I REALLY THOUGHT HE WAS AFRICAN.. THAT YR RAY WON THE AWARD, BUT HIS MOVIE SHOULDVE WON
don cheadle is ugly,they could have replaced him with a better looking talented brother
Are you serious with that comment my dude?" That's straight lame on your part for reala...Brooklyn Lives-Illmatic.
@THEBROKENSILENCE...I DISAGREE, REMEMBER THE FIRST BATMAN, I KNOW IT WAS THE LEAD ROLE BUT MICHEAL KEATON WAS IN THE FIRST 2, AND WHEN IT CAME TIME TO DO THE 3RD MOVIE, HE ASKED FOR MORE MONEY AND THEY LET HIM GO......SO TERRENCE PROBABLY DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE FOR THE AMOUNT OF MONEY HE MAY HAVE ASKED FOR.
@TINAXOXO....MAN I FORGOT ALL ABOUT THAT MOVIE...YEA DON DID HIS THUG THIZZLE IN THAT MOVIE, THAT MOVIE MIGHT HAVE BEEN HIS BREAKIN OUT POINT IN HOLLYWIERD....REALLY GOOD MOVIE!!!!!!!
good i cant stand terence howard thats what he get
on the other hand i love don cheadle hes a good actor just ugly as hell
score one for the cocoa brother!
sometimes it's just the principle
and sequels are always played out
I respect the move
Man, the star of that movie was Robert Downey Jr.
I've always said that the best parts of the movie was when he was Tony Starks and making all those smart ***, arrogant comments.
But, the studio is kinda right, the stars of the superhero movies have always been replacable. They redid The Hulk with a whole new cast. 4 different people have played Batman.
But, ***, I was looking foward to seeing him play War Machine. I like Don Cheadle in the more dramatic roles, but I thought Terrence Howard would come across better as a superhero.
Oh well, congrats Don.
But, you know this could have been the role to propel him to the leading man, action movie role status.
Sort of like when Will Smith did Independence Day.
I luv me some Terrence..
TOTAL PACKAGE vs looks = You make the call!
He should've been thankful for what he got. Do you know how many actors actress out here who can't even get a job playing an extra. He doesn't know what he got until it's gone.
Anyway it was good trade non the less. Don Cheadle could def do this role justice. He has the right swag for an action hero. I couldn't see Terrance fighting crime, however he can sho play a crazy evil person well.
that iron man look hot.......
1. terrance is a bimbo for doing that.the director was being low balled too, but he's still doing it.
what? terrance want 8mill instead of 5mill. i'll play the role.
2. don is not ugly. if you think so, i'm sure you can't come up with a reason. his features are proportioned. terrence looks like a swollen headed weasel.
*** good news!
f it, T Howard has been putting mad work in the last 10 or so years, he deserves to ask for more money.
All I see here is MTO saying that's why he was replaced. The money talk in the article was between MARVEL COMICS BEING GREEDY and the DIRECTOR- Farveau WANTING MORE MONEY.
How does this equate to Terrance Howard being replaced because he was asking for more money?
WTF y'all smoking? It's some bush evidently. Better smoke = better stories
EFF Terrance! Dumbazz!
Don is the effin' man, always has been!(KC,baby!)
Don't be calling Don ugly! Don is sexxy.
*** hollywood doin it like that... atleast they didnt pull a dummy move by finding some dumb *** actor like they did for the new punisher.. thi new dude looks nothing like the the two previous punihers... so good luck to them on that project.
man, tell the folks you was just playing and get back to business. i'm tired of looking at Will and Denzell every time we need a big role.
WE ARE IN A RECESSION HE BETTER TAKE WHATEVER HE CAN GET AT THIS POINT! HEY IM INSPIRING ACTRESS IM AVAILABLE FOR SOME PARTS! U KNOW