October 20, 2008 06:59:29 GMT
Terrence Howard, the actor who plays Lt. Col James Rhodes in 'Iron Man', confirms on the recasting of his character in the sequel and admits that he didn't see it coming.
Following the shocking revelation on him being replaced by Don Cheadle in "Iron Man 2", Hollywood actor Terrence Howard straightens things out in a recent interview. Talking to NPR's Scott Simon for Weekend Edition about his debut album "Shine Through It", the 39-year-old admits that he has discovered about the recasting saying, "Yeah, I found that out, too."
The "Pride" actor further fesses up that the news still came as a big surprise to him and that Marvel didn't give him any explanation on their reason to go on with different actor on the sequel. "It was the surprise of a lifetime," he said. "There was no explanation. [The contract] just...up and vanished."
Though not indicating the real reason behind Marvel's decision, Howard is explicit on expressing his disappointment. "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," he states. "Promises aren't kept, and good faith negotiations aren't always held up." The taped interview can be viewed via NPR.
On other "Iron Man 2" news, actor Samuel L. Jackson has sat down with IESB and addressed his part as Nick Fury in the "Iron Man" sequel. Through the interview, it is revealed that his character will have a more prominent role rather than a cameo like in the first film. He claimed that the fact is gained from a talk he has with director Jon Favreau at the 2008 Scream Awards. The "The Spirit" actor also shared that he looks forward to team up with Cheadle.
Back on October 14, many reported that Howard, the actor who plays Lt. Col James Rhodes in 'Iron Man', will be replaced by his "Crash" co-star, Cheadle, in the sequel. It was suggested at the time that the recasting may be grounded from the financial differences, though up to date the reason remains unclear. "Iron Man 2" will still be penned by "Tropic Thunder" co-scribbler Justin Theroux and is scheduled to be released on May 7, 2010.