When we didn’t see Terrence Howard in the Iron Man 2 promo material we wondered what happened to him and why he is out of the project, We also thought for a while that he must be off to do some “The Pacifier“sort of project like Vin Diesel did back in ’05 and killed the XXX Franchise for everyone, anyways back to the story in hand now Terrence explained on many platforms why he wasn’t in the Iron Man 2.
He said this During an interview in 2008:
“Apparently, the contracts that we write and sign aren’t worth the paper that they are printed on. And promises aren’t kept. Good faith and negotiations aren’t always held up.”
He went on to vent about it every chance he got. Well, apparently there is some steam left in that kettle.
On a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live, Howard turned his blame flames onto Robert Downey Jr., saying:
“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.”
Sounds like he is still mad about the betrayal he faced with the Iron Man Franchise.