Terrence Howard says Robert Downey Jr. owes him for Iron Man. Terrence was given the boot after the first Iron Man, even though he was a hit in the role and the fim was a smashing success. Robert had nothing to do with the casting and Terrence getting booted…so what’s up?
More pictures of Terrence and Robert after the tiff…
Don Cheadle got the role for Iron Man 2, which isn’t getting as many rave reviews. Coincidence? E! Online caught up with Howard after the premier two weeks ago.
“Despite the customary idea or thought that there’s some controversy, it was a wonderful split and I know that they’ve done well,” Howard claimed. “Robert Downey Jr. was born to play that part and it was wonderful that that part has given him the stature that he was supposed to hold before.”
Howard then went on to take credit for helping Downey land the comic book hero.
“For me to have recommended him, it means all the more so that I helped someone get to where they are supposed to go,” the Crash star continued. “Marvel and I are now talking about doing some other things. And Don Cheadle wanted to play that part before I wanted to play it, so everything is very well.”
Well, Robert has sure turned himself around, don’t ya think? And he won’t comment on the switch, meaning he is taking the high road. But Terrence seemed to take all the credit, didn’t he?