But what if we told you your favorite Avengers: Endgame hero Robert Downey Jr. led to one of his co-stars being thrown out of the films?
Marvel characters Iron Man/ Tony Stark, Captain America (Chris Evans) or Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will always remain our favorite, irrespective of their future in the MCU. But what if we told you your favorite Avengers: Endgame hero Robert Downey Jr. led to one of his co-stars being thrown out of the films? Below is all the scoop you need!
Remember War Machine/Rhodey from the first Iron Man film? Actor Terrence Howard played that role but was replaced by Don Cheadle in the sequel. Back in 2013, the actor accused Robert Downey Jr. of keeping money that was his and getting him removed from MCU. It all happened post the massive box office success of Iron Man when as per Howard, Marvel paid Robert a huge hike and asked him to decide whether he wanted to keep it all to himself or distribute it amongst the original cast.
In an interview during Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Howard revealed it all as, “It turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man, when it was time to start for the second one, he took the money that was supposed to come to me and pushed me out. They came to me with the second one and said ‘Look, we will pay you one-eighth of what we had for you because we think the second one will be successful with or without you.’ And I rang my friend that I helped get the first job, and he didn’t return my call for three months.”
However, the Avengers: Endgame actor went onto refuse all such allegations in 2008 during a conversation with MTV. Downey, in an interview with MTV in 2008, said, “I had nothing to do with that decision. I love Terrence very much. That’s all I’ll say because I haven’t talked to him yet … It’s one of those situations where I still don’t quite know what happened or why. Things happen and you wind up commenting on them before you’ve talked to the people.”