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Published On: Mon, Nov 18th, 2013

Robert Downey Jr blamed for the exit of Terrence Howard from ‘Iron Man’ franchise

Terrence Howard discussed his reasons for leaving Marvel’s Iron Man franchise after only one film. Howard has revealed that there may be some bad blood between he and star Robert Downey Jr.

Terrence-Howard_Jon Favreau Robert Downey Jr Iron Man photo“It turns out that the person I helped become Iron Man… when it was time to re-up for the second one, (he) took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out,” said Howard, during an appearance on chat show Watch What Happens Live.

Howard continues: “We did a three-picture deal, so that means that you did the deal ahead of time. It was going to be a certain amount for the first one, a certain amount for the second one, 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.”

A day later, Showbizcafe.coms Tony Rico appeared on NBC’s Today and provided the monetary amounts Howard was referring to. Essentially, rather than pay Howard the $8 million for Iron Man 2 per his contract, they offered him $1 million instead. According to Howard, the money promised to him went to Robert Downey Jr. instead.

“Oh, I love him,” continued Howard sarcastically. “God’s going to bless him.”

Source: Screen Rant

Robert Downey Jr sported an Iron Man glove as he entertained over 6,000 at San Diego Comic Con

Robert Downey Jr sported an Iron Man glove as he entertained over 6,000 at San Diego Comic Con

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