The decision to replace Terrence Howard in the upcoming Iron Man 2 is turning into quite the controversy!

On Thursday, Robert Downey Jr. revealed his thoughts on the switch – (Don Cheadle will replace Howard in the sequel as Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes) telling MTV News, "I had nothing to do with that decision. I love Terrence very, very much. That’s all I’ll say because I haven’t talked to him yet. I’ve always admired Don Cheadle. It’s one of those situations where I still don’t quite know what happened or why. Here’s what happens too: Things happen and you wind up commenting on them before you’ve actually talked to the people and it’s in poor taste."

Robert went on to say that his first priority is to Iron Man director Jon Favreau and making sure the sequel is just as good as the first film.

"I think the important thing with the Iron Man franchise is to not do too much too soon and to make sure we don’t piss off the public that puts us in the position we’re in," Downey said. "We’ve just got to keep rolling up our sleeves higher further up the elbow. If we show up and we’re in the right head space and our heart’s in the right spot and we really think about the audience at every turn and we don’t try to stamp our hipness on to anything. It’s very interactive."

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