After the runaway success of last summer’s Iron Man, it came as a big surprise to many that one of the film’s big stars, Terrence Howard, had been replaced for the currently filming sequel by Don Cheadle. Now, the Hustle & Flow star is speaking out about the situation — and he’s not happy.
In a new interview on <a href="http://www.parade.com/celebrity/celebrity-parade/archive/terrence-howard-iron-man-recasting.html" target="_blank">Parade.com</a>, Terrence says that the producers of the film, "made a choice, and it was a very, very bad choice. They didn’t keep their word. They didn’t honor my contract. They produced a great bounty with the first one but they put it all in the storehouse and you were not allowed in."
And, at least according to Terrence, he wasn’t the only one getting short-changed by the filmmakers. "They did the same thing with Gwyneth Paltrow, from what I’ve been told," he claims. "They did it with almost everyone except Robert Downey."
All bad feelings aside, Terrence says he doesn’t plan on letting his sour grapes get the best of him. "I believe in karma. When someone does something wrong, you don’t have to get them back," he explains. "Everything right will return the favor for you."