Chick 1 says:
File these under “I Hope They Know What They’re Doing.”
Old & New News: There is no shortage of rumors surrounding the casting of Iron Man 2. We’ve already discussed the replacement of Terrence Howard with Don Cheadle here. Added to the mix is Tim Robbins as Stark’s dad, obviously in flashbacks. That could work. I like that they keep casting “serious” actors in a superhero movie.
Chick 1 says:
Here are some recent (& not so recent) tidbits on casting upcoming projects. Enjoy.
New News – Iron Man 2: So reports are out that Terrence Howard is not returning to Iron Man 2 but will be replaced by Don Cheadle. My first temper-tantrum like reaction is, “NOOOOOOOOOOO! NOOOOOOO….. wait…Don…Don Cheadle…….that….that could be…..cool.” While Robert Downey Jr’s performance & Jon Favreau’s direction & commitment to invisible CGI were the top reasons for Iron Man’s success, Downey was also backed up by a solid supporting cast. I enjoyed Howard as Stark’s friend & military liaison James Rhodes, especially seeing a high ranking colonel with his strange little girl voice. But let’s face it, Don Cheadle is an amazing actor & can easily fill & maybe even improve the role. While I will miss what Howard would have done as War Machine, I very much look forward to seeing what Cheadle will do.
In a side note, while on tour promoting Tropic Thunder, RDJ reported that when the first pictures of him in black-face came out, Cheadle called him & asked, “Are you playing the black me?”