‘Dolittle’ Trailer: Robert Downey Jr. Returns With His First Post-MCU Film Based On A Beloved Tale

The Playlist | 1/3/2020 | John Tuttle
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In the new trailer for “Dolittle,” we get to glimpse yet again the wondrous dimension of Dr. Dolittle, the fantastic veterinarian who aids his animal comrades primarily through the fact that he can speak with them. The doctor has a connection with creatures, and more than that, he’s got a British accent.

You remember Robert Downey, Jr. as the sassy, lovable, narcissistic Iron Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, kicking off his post-MCU career, we see Downey returning to the big screen along with the accent that made him great as Sherlock Holmes. Downey takes his stellar abilities and struts into the britches of a doctor who is not all that he seems.

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Dolittle seems to be following in the same sort of line as films like “The Jungle Book,” “Narnia,” and “Zookeeper”— all of which display this intriguing element of animals talking to people and vice versa. The concept of the story is also not original, hailing from the “Doctor Dolittle” books by Hugh Lofting.

Downey’s “Dolittle” follows several previous film adaptations of this beloved character. In 1967, “Doctor Dolittle” hit movie theatres in the form of a grand two-and-a-half-hour musical starring Rex Harrison in the title role. Several decades down the road, in 1998, audiences were introduced to comedian Eddie Murphy‘s take on the good doctor. Knowing Robert Downey, Jr., the upcoming...
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