Robert Downey Jr., who just sat down with Howard in Hollywood and discussed life after Iron Man, now stars in the trailer for "Dolittle," his first post-Marvel project.
From the get-go, it's clear this is not Eddie Murphy's "Doctor," as Robert's updated version has a much more adventurous side, not to mention an Irish accent.
In a tropical and vivid universe brimming with talking animals, including parrots, polar bears and giraffes, Dolittle's ability to communicate with non-humans is as strong as ever as he interacts with them in both friendly and not-so-friendly circumstances. Toward the end of the film's first trailer (above) Dolittle comes face to face with a vicious tiger who greets him with, "hello, lunch" before lunging right at him.
“Dolittle” hits theaters Jan. 17.