Terrence Howard's dreams of being a comic book superhero are crushed: Marvel has replaced him with Don Cheadle in Iron Man 2. Hollywood Reporter says that even though Howard wanted to return as Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) bestie and future partner in crime fighting Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, that won't be happening. Why would the film's creators abandon Howard for Cheadle?Marvel has a no comment on the matter to THR but their sources close to the movie said that negotiations with Howard went south over financial reasons. Although this is a very surprising movie (Howard was a fantastic Rhodey) it's not a huge shocker. Howard is a tough negotiator and my suspicion is he talked himself right out of the role. Sorry man the bottom line is you're not Robert Downey Junior and Marvel can still pretty much do whatever the hell they want. I love Cheadle but Howard did a great job as super loyal Rhodey and was a great straight man to Downey's antics. Plus he would have been great as the super-armored War Machine, Stark's right-hand-man and occasional stand-in. It will be really sad to see Iron Man 2 without him. Cheadle to Replace Howard [via Hollywood Reporter]

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