Robert Downey Jr. Confirmed for 'Dr. Dolittle' Film in 2019; Release Date, Title Revealed

Robert Downey Jr. certainly has a massive resume including "Iron Man." Now, the actor behind Tony Stark will add another credential to his list in the form of Doctor Dolittle, a remake that can be deemed fitting to the remarkable actor.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Downey Jr. was already confirmed for the titular role, which now has a fixed release date of May 24, 2019. Given that it will land over two years away, changes are still viable to happen, however, fans can hold on to this date for the time being. Interestingly, a working title was also revealed for the particular flick, namely "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle."

As per Screen Rant, this will be the supposed third interpretation of the book by Hugh Lofting which came out almost a century ago. The cinematic rendition of Eddie Murphy back in 1998 was considerably the most recognized one so far, but Downey Jr. promises a signature take on the character as soon as it surfaces. The tale talks of a doctor who can talk to animals, befriending them as part of his daily endeavors.

While Hollywood may not entirely welcome the idea of continuously doing reboots and remakes, the up and coming flicks could certainly show something different from time to time, with one being the recently made "Jungle Book" directed by Jon Favreau. The upcoming Dr. Dolittle will be directed by Stephen Gaghan ("Traffic"), produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum ("Maleficent") with Susan Downey ("Sherlock Holmes").

It was said that Downey Jr. may no longer continue playing Tony Stark in the fourth installment of "Iron Man," but will definitely be back for the "Avengers: Infinity War" movie on 2018. Stay locked for more updates and news.

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