Terrence Howard to Play "Iron Man" Pal?

by | August 2, 2006 | Comments

So we have a release date, a director, and a villain for "Iron Man," and now comes word on a potential sidekick. Seems that "Hustle & Flow" actor Terrence Howard is being courted to play pilot Jim Rhodes, an ally who eventually becomes known as "War Machine!!"

From IGN FilmForce: "Director Jon Favreau may have an Oscar-nominated actor in mind for his forthcoming Iron Man movie. The Aint-it-Cool.com website claims that the filmmaker has offered a role to Terrence Howard. The role is not that of Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, but rather that of Stark’s friend, pilot Jim Rhodes. In the comics, Rhodes donned the Iron Man armor himself when Stark succumbed to alcoholism, and later became the character known as War Machine."

Click here for the rest of the piece, which also contains some comments from director Jon Favreau on how he’ll be sure to keep the Asian villain "Mandarin" from being comical and/or racially offensive.

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