The official trailer for Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle is now online. This will be the first film the actor has starred in since his swan song as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame, in addition to the first non-MCU movie he’s appeared in since 2014’s The Judge. Universal spent an estimated $175 million to make the Doctor Dolittle adaptation, in the hope of scoring a sizable hit with families powered by RDJ’s star appeal. Unfortunately, there’ve already been signs of trouble, beginning with Dolittle being delayed from April 2019 to January 2020.
More recently, it was reported the film was undergoing major reshoots, with Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie) writing new material and Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) directing. The reshoots have since been completed, and Dolittle – which was originally known as The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle – seems to be moving forward once again. Its marketing is now fully underway, following the poster release last night.
The Dolittle trailer premiered this morning, ahead of its launch in theaters next weekend. Check it out in the space below.
- The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (2020) release date: Jan 17, 2020