Robert Downey Jr. is setting sail with some furry friends in the first trailer for "Dolittle," Universal Pictures' reimagining of the classic story about a man who could speak to animals."We have no choice but to embark on this perilous journey," he says.Set to a rendition of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," Downey Jr. takes center stage as he embarks on an adventure to save the young Queen of England. Along the way, he encounters a host of perilous...
A former Brat Packer, Downey Jr. might have once been consigned to nostalgia. Instead, he revamped himself by giving a snarky yet heartfelt wink to the superhero genre with his $1 billion-grossing “Iron Man” trilogy. In the past two years, though, he put Tony Stark to bed with the massively successful “Avengers” films: “Infinity War” ($678 million) and “Endgame” ($852 million) — and has proved canny about his power, taking an 8 percent back-end profit just on “Endgame,” which should earn another $7 mil on top of his $55 million take for that film alone. Downey’s road ahead will bring “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle,” a third go as Sherlock Holmes in 2021 and a Team Downey exec producing slot on HBO’s “Perry Mason” reboot.