Robert Downey Jr Explains Why He Chose Dolittle as Follow-Up to Avengers: Endgame

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By Nobelle Borines | More Articles Hoarder of Fantasy Books and Stephen King Wannabe
January 12, 2020  12:40 PM


He may no longer be Iron Man but that doesn't mean Robert Downey Jr. is slowing down when it comes to big-budget films. But why has the Marvel star chosen to take on a quirky project like Dolittle right after doing Avengers: Endgame? Downey's reasoning is actually refreshing.

Downey recently spoke to Extra while promoting Dolittle and he was asked why he wanted to play an eccentric character who can speak to animals. Interestingly, the Avengers: Infinity War star revealed that the titular character presents a cool parallel to his own life.

"I always go 'Why this movie, why now, why bother?' And then I, honestly, I looked out the windows and these alpacas are looking at me and our goats and our Oreo cows and our pigs, the Kunekune pigs ... it just felt kind of synchronistic. And also, you know, we don't like to go too long without an extremely difficult project to do together, whether it's a movie or a kid," Downey revealed.

It's awesome to know that Downey has a soft spot for animals and is taking care of several on his own. Needless to say, the Marvel Cinematic Universe actor felt that Dolittle was the perfect fit.

"It wound up being a really kind of nice vibe. Very arduous, very long process, we learned a lot. And it's so nice now because all I care about is, when people see it, did they like it? And so today is the first day, and now we're starting to promote it. People are like 'Yeah, we're seeing it, we're liking it,'" Downey concluded.

So far, the trailer for Dolittle has been promising and it looks like Downey had a great time working on the movie. All of this is enough to make us look forward to the film later this week.

Dolittle will premiere on January 17.

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