author image

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web
browser that
supports HTML5

Terrence Howard will not be rejoining the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon.

Marvel fans have long wondered whether Terrence, 49, would reprise his role as Rhodes in Iron Man or even join the ever-growing ensemble cast of the Avengers franchise.

Sadly, the Empire actor has splashed cold water on any hopes of his appearance in forthcoming installments of the blockbuster movies.

A fan called into Andy Cohens Watch What Happens Live on Thursday and asked if there was any chance Terrence would agree to join Iron Man or Avengers now that he seems cool with Robert Downey Jr after their epic falling out.

Terrence and RDJ fell out over Iron Man and Avengers (Picture: Bravo, Rex/Shutterstock, Marvel Studios)

Terrence was infamously replaced by actor Don Cheadle for Iron Man 2 and 3 in the midst of his feud with RDJ.



Not one to mince his words, Terrence responded to the fan: You know whats so funny? Even though I love Don Cheadle so much and I love what hes done, I still hear a lot of fans asking, “Am I going to come back and be War Machine? Am I going to come back and be War Machine?”

Terrence added: I think they could have a huge franchise off of it. But fuck em.


Impressed by his honesty, supermodel Elle Macpherson, who also featured in the episode, chimed in: Say it how it is.

Your ads will be inserted here by

Easy Plugin for AdSense.

Please go to the plugin admin page to
Paste your ad code OR
Suppress this ad slot.

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No Book Cover Usage. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Marvel/Paramount/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5886260f) Robert Downey Jr Iron Man - 2008 Director: Jon Favreau Marvel/Paramount USA Scene Still Animation Ironman

RDJ went on to star in the Avengers franchise but Terrence says no thanks (Picture: Marvel)

In 2013, Terrence shed light on his rivalry with Robert, 53, and accused Hollywoods best-paid actor of taking money that he should have received for playing Rhodes.

Coincidentally, Terrence told Andy Cohen five years ago: 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.

They came to me [for] the second and said, “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”. And I called my friend that I helped get the first job, and he didnt call me back for three months.

More: Robert Downey Jr



Terrences fortune did turn around a few years later when he landed the lead role in Foxs hit series, Empire.

In the lead role of Iron Man, RDJ has gone on to star in several Avengers movies, including the most recent Infinity War earlier this year.

Explaining why they buried their hatchet, Terrence said in 2017: We just realised that life is too short. We both realised. Lifes too short. Everybody is making money now.

Got a story?

If you've got a story, video or pictures get in touch with the Entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you.

MORE: Terrence Howard ends feud with Robert Downey Jr after realising that life is too short

MORE: Avengers 4 fan theory suggests the only path to victory relies on Iron Man and Ant-Man teaming up




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here