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I for one don’t give a shit about all that War Machine casting malarky from the Iron Man films, but some of you desperately lonely fucks get off on this Hollywood hogwash, so it’s my duty as a bastard to gratify your needs. Will rub and tug ya with all the nerd news and funny bits your heart desires, no matter how much of a pointless drivel it may be.  It’s what we do.

So, as most of you know, Terrance Howard played Colonel James Rhodes in Iron Man 1. He did a fairly good job. Nerd heads bobbed in approval. However, regardless of his awesome on-screen presence he was mysteriously fired from the franchise. The marvelous Don Cheadle took his place in the sequel. Apparently the fall-out was over some financial disputes. Some claimed Howard was being a Hollywood money whore, while others said Marvel was being a bully.  Well, now we have word from Terrance Howard himself on situation.

“Hollywood is a business. You cannot take it personally,” he said when looking back at how he was dropped from the successful Marvel Studios franchise after just the one movie back in 2008. “Iron Man and everything that happened with them taught me to not take anything personally.”

However, the actor is clearly still a little bitter (and perhaps understandable so) about the way in which the whole situation went down, as he details below.

“You put your heart in everything and you do good by people and you don’t have that returned to you. You do a three-picture deal with someone and they come to you after making 700, 800 million dollars and say, ‘We think the second one will be successful with or without you, so instead of the eight million we owe you, we’re going to give you one million and give you a half-hour to make a decision.’

“I just wanted what was in my contract.”

Personally I think that Don Cheadle was much better as Rhodey, but in all fairness, it sounds like Marvel treated Howard pretty badly.Actually, it just shows how racist they are. “You can replaced” basically means “Y’all look a like, nobody will notice”. Shame on you Marvel… shame on you.

In other news, Don Cheadle recently revealed that James “Rhodey” Rhodes will not appear in the upcoming Avengers film but did confirm that a writer has been hired to pen a War Machine spin off film.

“They’re developing it now, they’re working on that. I think they’ve hired a writer, so we’ll see how it goes. It would be a lot of fun,” Cheadle told MTV when approached about a War Machine film.

The Avengers opens May 4, 2012. A War Machine movie, should it go into production, would likely debut sometimes after that.

Read more about War Machine Spin-Off in the Works by www.reelzchannel.com

The Avenger opens May 4th, 2012. A War Machine movie, should it go into production, would like debut sometime after that.

sources: comicbookmovie (Terrance Howard) and thedailyblam (War Machine Spin-Off)

The Avengers opens May 4, 2012. A War Machine movie, should it go into production, would likely debut sometimes after that.

Read more about War Machine Spin-Off in the Works by www.reelzchannel.com

Category: Comics, Film

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