Don Cheadle Replaces Terrence Howard for ‘Iron Man 2’

Actor Terrence Howard will not be reprising his role as Jim Rhodes in the upcoming Iron Man sequels.

After failing to negotiate a satisfactory deal with Marvel Studios, the role will go to actor Don Cheadle.

Ter[r]ence Howard has been talking up his role as Jim Rhodes in the “Iron Man” franchise, also promising reporters that Tony Stark’s sidekick would eventually sport an armor suit himself as the heroic War Machine.  Jim might, but Howard won’t.

The latest news from MTV Movies is that Howard will be replaced by Don Cheadle after negotiations between him and Marvel Studios broke down over financial considerations.  As recently as August, Howard had confirmed his participation in Iron Man 2, saying he was preparing for the role by working out.

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