Tuesday, October 14, 2008

No More Terrence Howard


Don Cheadle will be replacing Terrence Howard as James "Rhodey" Rhodes in the upcoming Iron Man 2.

This news certainly comes as a shock to me, since I was pretty sure the Big Three (Downey, Paltrow, Howard) were signed as a unit to the sequel. Apparently there were monetary differences (among others) that drove Howard away from the movie.

I guess if there was any actor to replace him, it would be Don Cheadle (or perhaps Chiwetel Ejiofor). Those guys are always solid, so we shouldn't be expecting the worst here.

8 comments:

tee to the breezy said...

I didn't really dig the character anyhow...so replacing him would probably be the worst of their problems since the movie is obviously leading up to the Iron Man (RDJ) and Captain America (Val Kilmer) battle during the Marvel Civil War!

Head Hero said...

I wonder how the replacement will affect the franchise since Favreau wants to get into Stark's alcoholism, which will eventually lead Rhodey into becoming War Machine, another big time hero (with a potential spin-off).
Also, when did Val Kilmer become Captain America?

not jackie chan but maybe said...

DOWNGRADE. no one hustles and flows like howard.

Ben Pearson said...

After a little more thought, I'm going to agree with "not jackie chan" on this one. It is a downgrade. I'm not doubting Cheadle's quality as an actor, I'm just saying that Howard was really good for the part and until DC proves me wrong, I'm going to take this as a downgrade.

And Val Kilmer hasn't been confirmed, but we can only hope.

Joey Joe said...

what is with the all of a sudden love for val kilmer? he wasn't good enough to be batman people say, but hes OK for captain america? jeez louise.

Ben Pearson said...

I'm pretty sure I've gone on record saying that Kilmer was my favorite Batman before Bale came along. He's the man.

Boze said...

I just saw Iron Man last night. I am pretty sure they could have snuck the Howard to Cheadle switch on me and i wouldnt have known.

Alan Trehern said...

Val Kilmer could and should play the Captain. If they just kicked him into his Top Gun shape, you would have an 11 Oscar winning movie.