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Terrence Howard blames Robert Downey Jr. for his exit from Iron Man franchise

November 17th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Terrence Howard was on Watch What Happens Live last night on Bravo, alongside Best Man Holiday co-star Nia Long, and he had some interesting things to say.

But it was when a caller asked why he didn’t come back for Iron Man 2 that things got very interesting:

“It turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man, when it was time to re-up for the second one, took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out.”

When pressed on reportedly wanting to make the same on the sequel as Downey did, Howard explained without naming any names that he’d done a three-picture deal with set pay raises for each subsequent sequel:

“They came to me with the second and said ‘look, we will pay you one-eighth of what we contractually had for you, because we think the second one will be successful with or without you,’” he recalled. “And I called my friend, that I helped get the first job, and he didn’t call me back for three months.”

Asked how things are now between himself and Downey, Howard said:

“Oh, I love him. God’s going to bless him.”

What do you think?

Source: Bravo TV

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