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Terrence Howard blames Robert Downey Jr. for Iron Man 2 firing, taking his money

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We all know that Terrence Howard's separation from the IRON MAN universe did not go smoothly. Talks of money issues and the actor's temperamental behavior have been bandied about in the years since the role of James Rhodes was taken from him and given to Don Cheadle. But what's the real story, at least according to Mr. Howard? Well, turns out his former pal Robert Downey Jr. stabbed him in the back, took his money and left him twisting in the wind.

This revelation (whether or not it counts as one is left up to you to decide) was made on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" last night, while Howard and Nia Long were promoting THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY. An interested fan wondered why he hadn't been in more IRON MAN films (she likes him in a suit) and Howard's responded thusly:

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… We did a three-picture deal. That means you did the deal ahead of time — a certain amount for the first one, a certain amount for the second, a certain amount for the third. They came to me with the second and said 'look, we will pay you one-eighth of what we contractually had for you, because we think the second one will be successful with or without you.' And I called my friend, that I helped get the first job, and he didn't call me back for three months."

When the show's host Andy Cohen asks Howard how things are between he and RDJ now, Howard responds, with a rather sinister expression on his face,

Oh I love him. God's gonna bless him."

Maybe it's just me, but Howard appears to be slightly bitter. And potentially murderous.

Extra Tidbit: Do you believe Howard's version of the events? Does he have a legitimate gripe, or is this just sour grapes?
Source: Huff Post

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8:28PM on 11/22/2013
I'd say if anything got him kicked out of the series, it was his whiny voice. : P
I'd say if anything got him kicked out of the series, it was his whiny voice. : P
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12:07PM on 11/18/2013

This is how any of us would feel when stabbed in the back. He's still being respectful

Howard as every right to be upset, feel cheated, and feel back stabbed, if this is truly how things went down, then I would be pissed too. It's hard not to be, and even harder to be respectful about it. I have nothing against Downey Jr. or Howard, or even Cheadle. I guarantee 99% of the people on this website would be just as pissed as Howard was if they were in his shoes. I would be.
Howard as every right to be upset, feel cheated, and feel back stabbed, if this is truly how things went down, then I would be pissed too. It's hard not to be, and even harder to be respectful about it. I have nothing against Downey Jr. or Howard, or even Cheadle. I guarantee 99% of the people on this website would be just as pissed as Howard was if they were in his shoes. I would be.
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9:17AM on 11/18/2013
From a continuity aspect, things like this bother me (keeping the same cast where possible is always best) and whilst I understand the relationship of Stark and Rhodes in the comics, the fact is all three films could easily have done without Rhodey such was his impact in the movies…so I suppose who played him doesn’t really bother me that much.
From a continuity aspect, things like this bother me (keeping the same cast where possible is always best) and whilst I understand the relationship of Stark and Rhodes in the comics, the fact is all three films could easily have done without Rhodey such was his impact in the movies…so I suppose who played him doesn’t really bother me that much.
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12:34PM on 11/17/2013

I notice

You don't ever see Howard mentioning that he made more than everyone else on IRON MAN. He was the first actor signed and was coming off an Oscar nomination, and at the time Marvel hadn't figured out that they didn't need to pay lead or supporting actors $10 million -- which they obviously changed after Howard's "deal".
You don't ever see Howard mentioning that he made more than everyone else on IRON MAN. He was the first actor signed and was coming off an Oscar nomination, and at the time Marvel hadn't figured out that they didn't need to pay lead or supporting actors $10 million -- which they obviously changed after Howard's "deal".
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10:58AM on 11/17/2013

Howard's a good actor

But he comes across as being pretty horrible in interviews. I mean, just google "Terrence Howard" and "women," and follow the bread crumbs from there. If it were just a money issue, they could easily have done a story without Rhodes. The fact that this story isn't corroborated by others speaks to how authentic it is. This is Marvel/Disney - as much pull as Downey has, it's not up to him to decide what Howard gets paid. It's quite possible they were dicks to each other, but that's something else
But he comes across as being pretty horrible in interviews. I mean, just google "Terrence Howard" and "women," and follow the bread crumbs from there. If it were just a money issue, they could easily have done a story without Rhodes. The fact that this story isn't corroborated by others speaks to how authentic it is. This is Marvel/Disney - as much pull as Downey has, it's not up to him to decide what Howard gets paid. It's quite possible they were dicks to each other, but that's something else entirely. Downey might have an ego, but at least he can come across as pleasant. Howard is always complaining about something... and generally being kind of creepy.
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10:20PM on 11/16/2013

Please just let this go Terrence

I'm not gonna take sides. The fact of the matter is Howard has a ego-it is blatantly obvious in his interviews. Downy has an ego too and yet he's one of the most beloved celebs in the world. Terrence is a talented actor. Unfortunately, he takes on mediocre movie after mediocre movie. However, he was great in Prisoners this year. He deserves a supporting actor nomination for it. He wouldn't have had time to film it had he been busy filming and promoting IM3. Stop focusing on the films you didn't
I'm not gonna take sides. The fact of the matter is Howard has a ego-it is blatantly obvious in his interviews. Downy has an ego too and yet he's one of the most beloved celebs in the world. Terrence is a talented actor. Unfortunately, he takes on mediocre movie after mediocre movie. However, he was great in Prisoners this year. He deserves a supporting actor nomination for it. He wouldn't have had time to film it had he been busy filming and promoting IM3. Stop focusing on the films you didn't get to do, Terrence, and focus on giving the best performance you can in the ones you will do.
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7:09PM on 11/16/2013
ooh Terrence, I have little sympathy..I heard a different story...that Howard wanted more money or something...but regardless...I think the whole story is a combination of what he said in the article and the story about him demanding more money.
ooh Terrence, I have little sympathy..I heard a different story...that Howard wanted more money or something...but regardless...I think the whole story is a combination of what he said in the article and the story about him demanding more money.
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7:37PM on 11/16/2013
That doesn't make any sense, I hate when people use that turn of phrase. It can't be a combination of the two stories if the two stories are diametrically fucking opposed. When you combine a story where Howard wanted more money with a story where Howard was being offered less money, you get a story where the money offers cancel out, which is absurd. Either he was offered less or he demanded too much. One story must be right and one must be wrong, you can't have it both ways dude. Sorry.
That doesn't make any sense, I hate when people use that turn of phrase. It can't be a combination of the two stories if the two stories are diametrically fucking opposed. When you combine a story where Howard wanted more money with a story where Howard was being offered less money, you get a story where the money offers cancel out, which is absurd. Either he was offered less or he demanded too much. One story must be right and one must be wrong, you can't have it both ways dude. Sorry.
10:12PM on 11/16/2013
Well now hold on a sec. If a producer comes to you and says "I'm paying you less than we agreed" and you reply "That's not enough, I demand more or I walk," then technically both stories are true: he was both offered less money and demanded more than what was offered.
Well now hold on a sec. If a producer comes to you and says "I'm paying you less than we agreed" and you reply "That's not enough, I demand more or I walk," then technically both stories are true: he was both offered less money and demanded more than what was offered.
11:03AM on 11/17/2013
"One story must be right and one must be wrong, you can't have it both ways dude." Actually, both stories can be half-true, or both stories can be total fabrications. He could have demanded too much, and the studio said "fuck this guy, hey was difficult on set anyway, so let's give him a number that will make him walk.
"One story must be right and one must be wrong, you can't have it both ways dude." Actually, both stories can be half-true, or both stories can be total fabrications. He could have demanded too much, and the studio said "fuck this guy, hey was difficult on set anyway, so let's give him a number that will make him walk.
6:14PM on 11/16/2013

No Terrence. No.

Sounds like a whiny little bitch to me.
Sounds like a whiny little bitch to me.
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3:48PM on 11/16/2013
Wow man. I'm so overwhelmed with the ignorance on here. Literally stunned. Studioboy69 (oh I get it that's hilarious it's like the sexual position 69. So funny.). How is he a known troublemaker? Name 3 examples besides this. I was gonna keep going, but your ignorance is exhausting. You didn't like his performance, fine, but majority of you all fucking losers are acting like you were there and knew what happened, and that Howard just up and started talking shit. He was asked a question. I
Wow man. I'm so overwhelmed with the ignorance on here. Literally stunned. Studioboy69 (oh I get it that's hilarious it's like the sexual position 69. So funny.). How is he a known troublemaker? Name 3 examples besides this. I was gonna keep going, but your ignorance is exhausting. You didn't like his performance, fine, but majority of you all fucking losers are acting like you were there and knew what happened, and that Howard just up and started talking shit. He was asked a question. I thought most of y'all hated iron man 3 anyway, so y r u sucking his dick? ...pathetic. Shout out to rodolforever, hip-hop legend, jasper and there's some more. Good for you guys for understanding context and that there's more that one side to a story.
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3:28PM on 11/16/2013
Whatever you think and whatever happened, Terrence isn't a has-been. But I thought I did hear he was paid more than all the actors on the first movie. Regardless of a bad call contract wise, shouldn't they both have to do it unless he said he's rather just not be miserable?
Whatever you think and whatever happened, Terrence isn't a has-been. But I thought I did hear he was paid more than all the actors on the first movie. Regardless of a bad call contract wise, shouldn't they both have to do it unless he said he's rather just not be miserable?
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2:01PM on 11/16/2013

Not what I heard...

Funny that he seems to be the only one telling this side of the story, when what I've heard from multiple other sources is that the arrogant a$$ demanded he be paid more money than RDJ for the subsequent movies AFTER the "three-picture deal" had already been struck. In essence, he got a big head thinking his character was more important than Iron Man (he was already thinking "I am War Machine!"), he tried to aggressively renegotiate, and it epicly failed, leaving him a has-been
Funny that he seems to be the only one telling this side of the story, when what I've heard from multiple other sources is that the arrogant a$$ demanded he be paid more money than RDJ for the subsequent movies AFTER the "three-picture deal" had already been struck. In essence, he got a big head thinking his character was more important than Iron Man (he was already thinking "I am War Machine!"), he tried to aggressively renegotiate, and it epicly failed, leaving him a has-been who's-that.
God love ya Terrence, 'cause no one else seems to except your reflection in the mirror.
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4:43AM on 11/16/2013

6th sense

Bitter? He's not much of a negotiator.
Bitter? He's not much of a negotiator.
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11:03AM on 11/17/2013
Bitter!? I hardly even know her!
Bitter!? I hardly even know her!
11:18AM on 11/26/2013
Badum tish!
Badum tish!
2:00AM on 11/16/2013
Terrence who?!
Terrence who?!
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11:24PM on 11/15/2013
Take it away, Thor: [link]
Take it away, Thor: [link]
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11:04PM on 11/15/2013

TERRENCE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE HE'S STARVING

A financial decision was made and he didn't play ball. I can't imagine that the exposure of being in a high profile movie wouldn't outweigh most paychecks. But there's the pride factor. Simply no played well and the long-term benefits were not well thought out. He should blame his agent for bad negotiating.
A financial decision was made and he didn't play ball. I can't imagine that the exposure of being in a high profile movie wouldn't outweigh most paychecks. But there's the pride factor. Simply no played well and the long-term benefits were not well thought out. He should blame his agent for bad negotiating.
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9:52PM on 11/15/2013
Just my opinion but i found Don Cheadle more likable as James Rhodes he just fitted into the role better than Howard... (I am not saying that Howard is a bad actor by any means, he just didnt had the military War Machine type)..
Just my opinion but i found Don Cheadle more likable as James Rhodes he just fitted into the role better than Howard... (I am not saying that Howard is a bad actor by any means, he just didnt had the military War Machine type)..
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8:26PM on 11/15/2013

Ugh

Just shut the fuck up, dude.
Just shut the fuck up, dude.
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7:56PM on 11/15/2013

Bulls**t.

It had nothing to do with the money they were paying RDJ... He actually took less money upfront for box office points on the backend... and Marvel is the one that screwed him, not Favreau or his costars... Hell, they only offered Mickey Rourke $250,000 to do the same film. I realize that doesn't sound like a bad payday, but when you consider the budget, the success of the first film, and the fact that Rourke was fresh off his Oscar nominated role, he shoulda made a hell of a lot more. Let's
It had nothing to do with the money they were paying RDJ... He actually took less money upfront for box office points on the backend... and Marvel is the one that screwed him, not Favreau or his costars... Hell, they only offered Mickey Rourke $250,000 to do the same film. I realize that doesn't sound like a bad payday, but when you consider the budget, the success of the first film, and the fact that Rourke was fresh off his Oscar nominated role, he shoulda made a hell of a lot more. Let's also not forget that RDJ stood up for Jon Favreau when Marvel wanted to replace him as director. He also stood up his Avengers co-stars, saying he'd walk unless they were fairly compensated. So in the event he didn't stand up for Howard, he probably had a good reason, and I doubt very seriously that reason would've been money.
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7:50PM on 11/15/2013

Eff this dude

Seriously Terrence Howard is probably the most overrated douches in an industry stocked full of overrated douches. Dude's not even that good of an actor to begin with but acts like he's the shit. He honestly thought he deserved more money than RDJ? Please! RDJ has more talent AND CLASS in one of his fingernails than Howard has in his entire body. He was a horrible choice for Rhodes to begin with and only got it due to his popularity at the time. Don Cheadle was a much better fit, even though
Seriously Terrence Howard is probably the most overrated douches in an industry stocked full of overrated douches. Dude's not even that good of an actor to begin with but acts like he's the shit. He honestly thought he deserved more money than RDJ? Please! RDJ has more talent AND CLASS in one of his fingernails than Howard has in his entire body. He was a horrible choice for Rhodes to begin with and only got it due to his popularity at the time. Don Cheadle was a much better fit, even though the writing for the character in the sequels was god awful.
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3:30PM on 11/16/2013
Not that good of an actor?????
Not that good of an actor?????
7:01PM on 11/15/2013
well I certainly don't know the real story, (because I don't personally know either actor) but from what I read it doesn't sound like Robert Downey was responsible. Seems like they wanted to pay Howard less, so he walked. Seems he should be mad at the studio, and not Downey.
well I certainly don't know the real story, (because I don't personally know either actor) but from what I read it doesn't sound like Robert Downey was responsible. Seems like they wanted to pay Howard less, so he walked. Seems he should be mad at the studio, and not Downey.
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5:38PM on 11/15/2013

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Marvel offered him an 8th, he wanted a half ounce!
Marvel offered him an 8th, he wanted a half ounce!
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5:32PM on 11/15/2013
I think RDJ seems like a truly great person. He did support one of my favorite local cinemas (the cinefamily) not too long ago, and did stick up for the Avenger co-stars, but not out of the realm of possibility that there's truth to this story, and I dont think Howard has complained unless asked about it, so probably two parties to "blame," if it really even is that big a deal.
I think RDJ seems like a truly great person. He did support one of my favorite local cinemas (the cinefamily) not too long ago, and did stick up for the Avenger co-stars, but not out of the realm of possibility that there's truth to this story, and I dont think Howard has complained unless asked about it, so probably two parties to "blame," if it really even is that big a deal.
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3:55PM on 11/15/2013
A lot more to this story than just Terrence's version of events. However, he obviously did get screwed here with expectations to make more than just the one film.

Both are fine actors, but I prefer Howard over Cheadle for the part of Rhodes.
A lot more to this story than just Terrence's version of events. However, he obviously did get screwed here with expectations to make more than just the one film.

Both are fine actors, but I prefer Howard over Cheadle for the part of Rhodes.
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3:52PM on 11/15/2013
Here's an idea for DC. Make this guy john Stewart.
Here's an idea for DC. Make this guy john Stewart.
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3:31PM on 11/16/2013
That's actually a great idea
That's actually a great idea
3:48PM on 11/15/2013

It's hard out here for a pimp...

Dude's just trying to get some of that comic book money, but it's also not like Cheadle was a bargain bin actor either—if they were really strapped for cash they would've got an unknown
Dude's just trying to get some of that comic book money, but it's also not like Cheadle was a bargain bin actor either—if they were really strapped for cash they would've got an unknown
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3:47PM on 11/15/2013

All about the money.

Leave it to Terrance Howard, the man who was in that horrible Movie 42 and every single african american movie in the past 5 years to turn down 1/8 of what he was promised. I doubt they gave that money to RDJ, he made out just fine in the deal and what RDJ did for his avengers cast was amazing. Putting his starring power on the line until the other actors got paid a fair share was a bold move. I don't think he would do that and steal money from Terrance Howard.
Leave it to Terrance Howard, the man who was in that horrible Movie 42 and every single african american movie in the past 5 years to turn down 1/8 of what he was promised. I doubt they gave that money to RDJ, he made out just fine in the deal and what RDJ did for his avengers cast was amazing. Putting his starring power on the line until the other actors got paid a fair share was a bold move. I don't think he would do that and steal money from Terrance Howard.
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3:36PM on 11/16/2013
That's such an ignorant fn statement. Name 3 African American movies he's been in besides the one that just came out. Plus it's coded racism. And movie 42...really? Your gonna blame that on him? Do you know how many INCREDIBLE actors are in that? You are a fucking idiot man. Is RDJ's nut that good?
That's such an ignorant fn statement. Name 3 African American movies he's been in besides the one that just came out. Plus it's coded racism. And movie 42...really? Your gonna blame that on him? Do you know how many INCREDIBLE actors are in that? You are a fucking idiot man. Is RDJ's nut that good?
3:46PM on 11/15/2013
I prefer Howard to Cheadle in the role, (nothing against Cheadle) but I think this has to move on now,
I prefer Howard to Cheadle in the role, (nothing against Cheadle) but I think this has to move on now,
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3:43PM on 11/15/2013
they should replace his face in the first film with don cheadles face. add a little injury to insult
they should replace his face in the first film with don cheadles face. add a little injury to insult
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3:30PM on 11/15/2013
What the hell do we know?! Rumors, bits, speculation, interviews....We never see the whole picture of a scandal. The thing is actors are people, like us . Strange, right! Some of them are genuine @holes, some are greedy bastards, some are manipulative maniacal paranoid and some of them are really nice . (I heard that Bale is a guy who keeps his compulsion in check ) So.....what the hell do we now? Should we care?
What the hell do we know?! Rumors, bits, speculation, interviews....We never see the whole picture of a scandal. The thing is actors are people, like us . Strange, right! Some of them are genuine @holes, some are greedy bastards, some are manipulative maniacal paranoid and some of them are really nice . (I heard that Bale is a guy who keeps his compulsion in check ) So.....what the hell do we now? Should we care?
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3:25PM on 11/15/2013

Move on.

I'd take 1/8th.
I'd take 1/8th.
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3:06PM on 11/15/2013

Great Responsibility

Some people never want to own up to their part in shit. There have been rumours all over town that Howard is tough to work with and beats on women. I also find it very hard to believe that Howard helped land RDJ the role of his lifetime. That was all talent and Johnny Favs doing.
Own up to your part in all this, Mr. Howard. And stop pointing the finger elsewhere. Cheadle is way better anyway.
Some people never want to own up to their part in shit. There have been rumours all over town that Howard is tough to work with and beats on women. I also find it very hard to believe that Howard helped land RDJ the role of his lifetime. That was all talent and Johnny Favs doing.
Own up to your part in all this, Mr. Howard. And stop pointing the finger elsewhere. Cheadle is way better anyway.
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3:20PM on 11/15/2013
I'll take Howard's words over yours. He was there.
I'll take Howard's words over yours. He was there.
7:02PM on 11/15/2013
Dodong27, were you there then? Do you know what happened?
Dodong27, were you there then? Do you know what happened?
2:47PM on 11/15/2013

Marvel screwed the pooch not bringing him back

He can blame RDJ all he wants. Bottom line is, he was great in the first, better than Cheadle, and his character's friendship with Stark in the first one was one of the strongest parts of the movie. "Next time, baby." Sadly, we never saw it.
He can blame RDJ all he wants. Bottom line is, he was great in the first, better than Cheadle, and his character's friendship with Stark in the first one was one of the strongest parts of the movie. "Next time, baby." Sadly, we never saw it.
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2:53PM on 11/15/2013
Didn't buy Howard in the role for a second, Cheadle made it work.
Didn't buy Howard in the role for a second, Cheadle made it work.
3:18PM on 11/15/2013
I didn't buy scrawny little Cheadle in the second one. He was good in the third, though.
I didn't buy scrawny little Cheadle in the second one. He was good in the third, though.
3:21PM on 11/15/2013
Don Cheadle look like a kid in uniform, it was an eyesore. Howard had that military presence.
Don Cheadle look like a kid in uniform, it was an eyesore. Howard had that military presence.
2:34PM on 11/15/2013

I Believe What He Said

I believe that Marvel came to him and stated "look... the second one will be successful with or without you" and we don't care what the contract states, so take the pay cut if you want to be in the sequel. He didn't take the pay cut, so he wasn't in the sequel. I also believe that he reached out to RDJ for actor solidarity but was rebuked because of whatever reason RDJ had for not having his back. I am also sure the money saved from firing Howard and hiring Cheadle went to RDJ's salary increase
I believe that Marvel came to him and stated "look... the second one will be successful with or without you" and we don't care what the contract states, so take the pay cut if you want to be in the sequel. He didn't take the pay cut, so he wasn't in the sequel. I also believe that he reached out to RDJ for actor solidarity but was rebuked because of whatever reason RDJ had for not having his back. I am also sure the money saved from firing Howard and hiring Cheadle went to RDJ's salary increase but that's on Marvel's business practices and not RDJ. Howard probably feels that RDJ burned him for the money (which is what he stated) but it was more likely Howard's behavior on the first film that caused RDJ to not back him when he needed it. Whatever the case, Howard was a better Rhodes than Cheadle but, as Marvel predicted, it didn't affect the success of the films.
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2:29PM on 11/15/2013
I don't know. Look at how RDJ stuck up for his Avengers co-stars, saying he wouldn't even come back unless they were paid more. He will stand up for people if the conditions are right. There must be more to this than his story. Howard's reputation preceeds him.
I don't know. Look at how RDJ stuck up for his Avengers co-stars, saying he wouldn't even come back unless they were paid more. He will stand up for people if the conditions are right. There must be more to this than his story. Howard's reputation preceeds him.
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2:29PM on 11/15/2013
I don't mind either actor, Cheadle made a good replacement, but this whole money issue is crybaby territory. If I got paid millions to make ONE movie, I'd be set for life. Part of the problem with movies these days is that they are paying actors far too much money. People should be grateful. Michael Bay once commented on voice actors, one being Hugo Weaving (Megatron) whom was complaining the his role wasn't a proper art form or something. That part aside, Bay simply said "you put an actor in a
I don't mind either actor, Cheadle made a good replacement, but this whole money issue is crybaby territory. If I got paid millions to make ONE movie, I'd be set for life. Part of the problem with movies these days is that they are paying actors far too much money. People should be grateful. Michael Bay once commented on voice actors, one being Hugo Weaving (Megatron) whom was complaining the his role wasn't a proper art form or something. That part aside, Bay simply said "you put an actor in a room for an hour or two, they do their lines and get paid 50,000" (something like that, not exact quote). Basically, for a couple hours of work you get what minimum wage full time workers, some with 2-3 jobs, makes in a YEAR. Stop whining. Same in this situation. Sure, he may have got shafted, but fuck man, think about the people who work hard and have to decide to pay a bill or eat dinner. Boohoo you didn't get another 8mil...No sympathy for ya.
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2:25PM on 11/15/2013
Sounds like Howard is too thick headed to realize it was their way of saying they didn't want him to come back for creative/personal reasons. I refuse to believe Downey Jr was out to steal people's money.
Sounds like Howard is too thick headed to realize it was their way of saying they didn't want him to come back for creative/personal reasons. I refuse to believe Downey Jr was out to steal people's money.
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3:23PM on 11/15/2013
...and that 3 months of no communication is your evidence, righhhht.
...and that 3 months of no communication is your evidence, righhhht.
2:19PM on 11/15/2013
Somebody call the WAAAAAAHHHHHHH mbulance

This asshole made more money than any actor in the first movie and gave the laziest performance. Cheadle was sooooooo much better.

When the studio told him the movie didn't need him, they were absolutely right. If you want more money and respect, earn it.
Somebody call the WAAAAAAHHHHHHH mbulance

This asshole made more money than any actor in the first movie and gave the laziest performance. Cheadle was sooooooo much better.

When the studio told him the movie didn't need him, they were absolutely right. If you want more money and respect, earn it.
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2:10PM on 11/15/2013
Really don't care what he says. What's done is done. And I like Cheadle more anyway.
Really don't care what he says. What's done is done. And I like Cheadle more anyway.
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2:08PM on 11/15/2013
"God's gonna bless him", huh? Judging by RDJ's recent contract renewal with Marvel, I'd say God's way ahead of you on that one Terrance.
"God's gonna bless him", huh? Judging by RDJ's recent contract renewal with Marvel, I'd say God's way ahead of you on that one Terrance.
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7:08PM on 11/15/2013
You think Howard was behind the gang attack on Cheadle this morning on the House Of Lies set?
You think Howard was behind the gang attack on Cheadle this morning on the House Of Lies set?
2:07PM on 11/15/2013
Howard does have a right to be upset, but again it's not like he's exactly struggling with his career. And Favreau was the one that campaigned for Downey Jr, not Howard. So I don't know where he is coming from that statement.

Even though I really enjoyed Cheadle as War Machine (despite little screen time), I was really disappointed that Howard didn't reprise the role because I thought he fit the character and had really good chemistry with Downey Jr.
Howard does have a right to be upset, but again it's not like he's exactly struggling with his career. And Favreau was the one that campaigned for Downey Jr, not Howard. So I don't know where he is coming from that statement.

Even though I really enjoyed Cheadle as War Machine (despite little screen time), I was really disappointed that Howard didn't reprise the role because I thought he fit the character and had really good chemistry with Downey Jr.
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2:06PM on 11/15/2013
Dont hear Eric Bana bitching about the hulk get over it Terence move on
Dont hear Eric Bana bitching about the hulk get over it Terence move on
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2:02PM on 11/15/2013
If I remember correctly, didn't Howard get paid more than Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, and RDJ in the first Iron Man? Sorry dude, you're not that big of a deal.
If I remember correctly, didn't Howard get paid more than Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, and RDJ in the first Iron Man? Sorry dude, you're not that big of a deal.
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2:02PM on 11/15/2013

If I recall

He was the first actor signed to the project and as a result had a very favorable contract because as pre production continued Marvel realized the movie was going to cost more than originally intended. So when they looked at the financing for the sequel and see how much they were going to have to pay Howard and it just turned out to be too much for them (Remember the are a new independent studio that needs to be self sustaining to continue producing movies. So I don't think it's greedy so much
He was the first actor signed to the project and as a result had a very favorable contract because as pre production continued Marvel realized the movie was going to cost more than originally intended. So when they looked at the financing for the sequel and see how much they were going to have to pay Howard and it just turned out to be too much for them (Remember the are a new independent studio that needs to be self sustaining to continue producing movies. So I don't think it's greedy so much as trying to assure they stay afloat.) So they dropped Howard just because they couldn't afford his original contract.
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2:01PM on 11/15/2013
Howard is a great actor but I think he was a little to soft in the role. That said he did get screwed I would be pissed too
Howard is a great actor but I think he was a little to soft in the role. That said he did get screwed I would be pissed too
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1:59PM on 11/15/2013
Whether he got Downey the role or not I would be bitter as shit too. The studio is right as well, the movie would make the same whether it was Howard, cheadle, or Arsenio Hall. All I'm saying is the man has the right to be pissed. Everyone giving him shit would be too.
Whether he got Downey the role or not I would be bitter as shit too. The studio is right as well, the movie would make the same whether it was Howard, cheadle, or Arsenio Hall. All I'm saying is the man has the right to be pissed. Everyone giving him shit would be too.
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1:55PM on 11/15/2013
*whispers* I like Don Cheadle better anyway.
*whispers* I like Don Cheadle better anyway.
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1:50PM on 11/15/2013
LOL. People think he's causing trouble because he gets asked this shit every single day and finally elaborated a bit. Listen I love Cheadle as much as anyone and I like seeing him in the movies more, but to say Howard wasn't screwed is to be blinded by fanboyism. He signed the contract beforehand, which they then broke. You're telling me that if you guys were promised $8 million, and then leveraged you out of it, you wouldn't be pissed?
LOL. People think he's causing trouble because he gets asked this shit every single day and finally elaborated a bit. Listen I love Cheadle as much as anyone and I like seeing him in the movies more, but to say Howard wasn't screwed is to be blinded by fanboyism. He signed the contract beforehand, which they then broke. You're telling me that if you guys were promised $8 million, and then leveraged you out of it, you wouldn't be pissed?
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2:01PM on 11/15/2013
Right on!
Right on!
1:40PM on 11/15/2013

Favreau chose Downey, not him

It was Favreau's choosing that got RDJ the job. dude is still still upset and should get over it. Granted, for some reason I liked him better but Cheadle is fine
It was Favreau's choosing that got RDJ the job. dude is still still upset and should get over it. Granted, for some reason I liked him better but Cheadle is fine
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1:50PM on 11/15/2013
Disagree, I think Cheadle is a much better actor and fits the character WAY better. But you are 100% correct that it is widely know Favreau went to bat for RDJ. I think Howard believes he is a much bigger player in a Hollywood than he is and I have heard numerous stories that detail what a piece of shit he actually is.
Disagree, I think Cheadle is a much better actor and fits the character WAY better. But you are 100% correct that it is widely know Favreau went to bat for RDJ. I think Howard believes he is a much bigger player in a Hollywood than he is and I have heard numerous stories that detail what a piece of shit he actually is.
1:36PM on 11/15/2013
You were completely mediocre Terrence. Its Cheadle's role now, he far better fits into the character and tone of the series, and I hope he gets his own flick down the road. Indeed the way Phase 2 is headed sofar, wouldn't be surprised if Rhodey is a big factor in Phase 3 and Avengers 3.
You were completely mediocre Terrence. Its Cheadle's role now, he far better fits into the character and tone of the series, and I hope he gets his own flick down the road. Indeed the way Phase 2 is headed sofar, wouldn't be surprised if Rhodey is a big factor in Phase 3 and Avengers 3.
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1:35PM on 11/15/2013
Typical scumbag Terrence Howard. The guy's always been a known troublemaker, so take anything he says with a grain of salt.
Typical scumbag Terrence Howard. The guy's always been a known troublemaker, so take anything he says with a grain of salt.
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1:34PM on 11/15/2013

Whatever

I don't care for Terrence Howard anyways, so I was glad to not have him on board. He's just so wooden and something about him really grates on me.
I don't care for Terrence Howard anyways, so I was glad to not have him on board. He's just so wooden and something about him really grates on me.
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