The screenplay is still being written, but Hollywood reporter is.........reporting that Howard is out as he wants too much money and he's been replaced with Don Cheadle. source.
I don't know how I feel about this. I like Howard and Cheadle, they're both great actors, but recasting in a franchise just irritates me. We'll see if this is legit and if it happens.
oh, and i'll edit the title of the thread when we get trailers and stuff.