Nobody likes getting dumped. It really sucks. It's one of those things you just kind of have to hope you learn something from in the long run, and chalk it up to a character-building experience. But when Terrence Howard got dumped from Iron Man 2 last week, he wasn't even given the benefit of the doubt of knowing why: after the whole "he wanted more money" rumors, Howard has spoken out and said that he was given no reason whatsover for the termination of his contract.
Howard spoke with NPR about his getting dumped from the next Iron Man:
It was the surprise of a lifetime. There was no explanation. [The contract] just ... up and vanished. I read something in the trades implicating that it was about money or something, but apparently the contracts that we write and sign aren't worth the paper that they're printed on, sometimes. Promises aren't kept, and good faith negotiations aren't always held up.
This kind of changes the news about Don Cheadle taking on the part of Rhodes, and him being the man to don the War Machine outfit. Cheadle is still an excellent replacement, but now it feels like the substitution lacks a fundamental element: justice.