Terrence Howard appeared in the first Iron Man movie and was expected to continue in his role for the entire franchise. However, Terrence was replaced by Don Cheadle, after it was reported that Terrence demanded more money to return for the sequel. Now, Terrence has opened up about being fired by Marvel and how he has dealt with the issue.
Howard told Desde Hollywood, "I had a decision to make. I could have sought revenge against Marvel and all. But I learned something in life. You know? That everything is controlled by this wave particle theory. Often times when we are moving up in this wave field we are looking up. But the moment that we are reaching the descent we are still looking up. Guess what: we are falling."
He added, "But if you turn and orient yourself in the direction that you are going in, you will gain momentum and a great deal of inertia so you reflect off the valley and you miss the next two or three downward falls. I love the fact that Iron Man put me on a world stage and tested my strength of character. Because I chose not to fight back, not to deal with the allegations, but to continue forward and do what I had to do."
Terrence continued, "I had to start all over: went from making $6 million a movie, back to $60 thousand a movie. But as long as you don't give up you are able... I'll make $20 million soon. Because I have learned the lessons of yesterday."
Terrence Howard is next set to appear on the big screen in the movie Dead Man Down, which is released on March 8. Meanwhile, Marvel will release Iron Man 3 on April 26 in the UK, before it then hits the big screen in the US on May 3.