Terrence Howard Says ‘F—‘ “Iron Man”…Exposed Real Reason Don Cheadle Replaced Him

Posted On : June 19, 2021
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Marvel fans have often wondered why Terrence Howard so abruptly disappeared from the “Iron Man” franchise. Well, he says “F**k ‘Em.”


Howard is quite displeased about the way Marvel allegedly handled his renegotiation after Robert Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man became an enormous hit.

According to Terrence, Marvel did him TOO dirty after guesstimating that Iron Man 2 would be a smash hit “with or without him.”

During an interview with Andy Cohen, Howard clears the air regarding the movie franchise. After an audience member asks if Terrence — since he’s cool with Downey again — would ever reconsider any Iron Man roles, he responds.

“You know what’s so funny?” Howard rhetorically asks.

“Even though I love Don Cheadle so much and I love what he’s done, I still hear a lot of fans asking, ‘Am I going to come back and be War Machine? Am I going to come back and be War Machine?’…I think they could have a huge franchise off of it.”

But that answer isn’t good enough for the host and fellow guest, Elle Macpherson.

Howard proclaims, “F**k ‘Em” — further answering the question concerning his possible Marvel return.


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According to Terrence Howard, as aforementioned, Marvel “pushed him out” after allegedly undercutting his contract.

E! News reports that Howard spoke briefly about it in 2013 via the same talk show Terrence mentioned, concerning Downey as follows:

“This is going to get me in a lot of trouble, but it turns out that the person 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, so that means that you did the deal ahead of time,” Howard elaborated. “It was going to be 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,” Terrence said.

Check out Howard’s interview below.

However, even though Howard isn’t up for working with Downey, Jr. again in that capacity, he maintains that he loves the actor as a person.

“God’s going to bless him,” Terrance told Andy Cohen, as reports E! News.

All in all, you know the Iron Man franchise — including the way Marvel has pieced together its movies — has done astonishing numbers.

And you know Don Cheadle, aka War Machine… aka “Iron Patriot,” has made several appearances — even in Captain America and the Avengers.

Would that have been an amazing gig for Terrence Howard? Of COURSE!

Yet, at the same time, you can’t help but understand Terrence’s position — if they really offered him only one-eighth of his originally-negotiated money.

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