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First Trailer Released For Robert Downey Jr’s Doolittle, Featuring John Cena

October 14, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

The first trailer for Robert Downey Jr’s Doolittle is online, and it features the voice of John Cena. Universal released the first trailer for the fantasy adventure film on Sunday, and you can check it out below. Downey plays the titular role, an adventure-oriented take on the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals, while Cena voices Yoshi the polar bear. The film also stars Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Harry Collett, Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer and Emma Thompson and opens on January 17th.

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen (Buckley) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.

The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (Cena) and a headstrong parrot (Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.