• Robert Downey Jr. stars as 'Dolittle' in first post-Marvel movie

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Robert Downey Jr.'s first film since leaving the Marvel Universe still involves CGI, but of the animal variety.

    The former Iron Man is the title character in Universal Pictures' "Dolittle."​​​​​​ It's the latest movie version of the story about the doctor who can communicate with animals.

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    Antonio Banderas appears to have a role in the film as an antagonist to Dolittle, while Octavia Spencer, Kumail Nanjiani, Ralph Fiennes, Emma Thompson, John Cena, Selena Gomez and Downey Jr.'s Marvel co-star Tom Holland lend their voice talents.

    Downey Jr. executive produces the film, which will be released Jan. 17, 2020.

    Watch the trailer below.

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