First they drag their feet on hiring Jon Favreau to direct Iron Man 2 (no-brainer, right?), and now it seems that they’ve bungled the Terrence Howard/James issue.
It seems that Marvel never notified Howard that he was dropped from the sequel. He heard about it the same way the rest of us did – by reading about it on the internet.
According to SuperHeroHype, Terrence was doing a radio interview with NPR to promote his debut album “Shine Through It,” when of course he was asked about the Don Cheadle replacing him in the sequel.
Here’s what he had to say:
“It was the surprise of a lifetime,” he said. “There was no explanation. [The contract] just…up and vanished. I read something in the trades implicating that it was about money or something, but apparently the contracts that we write and sign aren’t worth the paper that they’re printed on, sometimes. Promises aren’t kept, and good faith negotiations aren’t always held up.”
Now if he’s telling the truth… damn.
We’ll keep you posted on this story as more details come to light. Personally, I can’t wait to hear what Marvel has to say about this.
Is it possible the story of his replacement in Iron Man 2 is all unfounded B.S.?