Nearly two weeks have passed since it was reported that Don Cheadle would replace Terrence Howard in Iron Man 2, fans are still angry. Petitions have been launched, and even the website HowardNOTCheadle.com.
Of course, Paramount and Marvel aren’t going to to care even if the petition gets hundreds of thousands of signatures (Stop Uwe Boll petition stalled just over 300k). Sadly, the contracts have already been signed, and its a done deal. They released a press release today. I’m all for joining a cause, fighting the establishment, and I even believe that replacing Howard with Cheadle was a horrible idea.
But sometimes you just need to be realistic. Marvel isn’t going to bring Howard back, and Warner Bros isn’t going to move Half-Blood Prince back to 2008. It’s just not gonna happen.