That's right kids, Terrence Howard is officially out of the Iron Man 2 mix. But worry not, that doesn't mean War Machine won't be headed our way, because Marvel Studios announced he will be replaced by another Academy Award Nominee, Don Cheadle.
Apparently talk with Howard broke down over financial issues and Marvel decided to take the Jim Rhodes character in another direction. Rhodes plays best friend to Tony Stark and future armor-clad hero War Machine. He is expected to play a larger part in the sequel, which is rumored to go beyond high-tech villains.
I guess we will have to wait and see how we feel about this, but Justin Theroux is typing away at a script for Jon Favreau to film for a summer 2010 release.