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‘I Want the Assist I Gave You’

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  • Terrence Howard felt betrayed by Robert Downey Jr. after being recast within the MCU.
  • Howard pushed for Downey Jr. to be solid as Iron Man however was later changed within the franchise.
  • Regardless of Howard’s efforts to assist Downey Jr., he claims to have been left behind after
    Iron Man 2
    .



Iron Man star Terrence Howardsays he felt betrayed and let down by Robert Downey Jr. after he was recast within the MCU. Howard, who starred as Tony Stark’s finest pal James “Rhodey” Rhodes within the first Iron Man earlier than being recast with Don Cheadle in future installments, claimed throughout an look on The Joe Rogan Expertise that he was the one who pushed for the studio to solid Downey Jr. because the titular Marvel superhero within the first place.


“I like Robert. I like what he does. I liked him in Bizarre Science. Nicely if Robert desires to return in… So I known as Avi Arad instantly. He was the producer on it and I’m like, ‘Avi, I hear Robert desires to return in however you guys don’t even let him audition.’ He’s like, ‘No we will’t bond him.’ I’m like, ‘As an alternative of the 4 and a half you need to give me why don’t you are taking 1,000,000 {dollars} for the bond for him and let him audition.’ So he will get the half. Robert is like, ‘I like you. Thanks a lot.’”

Downey Jr.’s Hollywood profession has confronted a severe stoop because of private points previous to him main the primary Iron Man, a task that has seen him turn out to be an A-list Celebrity, with Howard saying that the studio wouldn’t even audition him. On the time, Howard was starring in The Courageous One, with the actor revealing that one of many producers, Susan Downey, approached him and defined the problems that Downey Jr. was going through.


Based on Howard, this led him to contact Iron Man producer Avi Arad, with the actor claiming that he even provided to relinquish $1 million of his personal wage and use that for the bond for Downey Jr.


Terrence Howard Says He Reached out to Robert Downey Jr.

Nevertheless, when Marvel Studios determined to return on their take care of Howard come Iron Man 2, recasting his function, Downey Jr. was nowhere to be discovered. Persevering with, Howard claims that he tried to contact the Iron Man star, who by this time had rapidly seen a profession resurgence and was now the face of the MCU, however to no avail.


“When this different factor occurred, I’m calling Robert and he’s doing Sherlock Houses. I known as him 27 instances and I go away a message. I’m calling his assistant. I’m like, ‘I want the assistance I gave you.’ I didn’t hear from him till 3 years later once I ran into him at Brian Grazer’s marriage ceremony. However at the moment I’d had Empire or no matter and I got here again he was like, ‘Oh however every thing labored out for you.’ That broke me just a little bit.”

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Howard then revealed the small print behind being recast, with the studio backing out of the three-picture deal they’d with the actor.

“They mentioned, ‘We wish Terrence however we wish him to return again for 1,000,000 {dollars}, as an alternative of the 8 million that we had agreed to. My agent had an emotional response to a enterprise resolution and he mentioned, ‘F-you’, and hung up the cellphone. Instantly, they go to Don Cheadle. However as an alternative of simply doing that they needed to spend, ‘Oh, he was horrible on set,’ and all of this stuff and went via all these items.”


Howard’s expertise is more likely to jar with those that have additionally had expertise with Downey Jr., because the actor has now constructed up a status as one of many nicest and most useful actors in Hollywood, even helping his fellow Avengers of their wage disputes.

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