Robert Downey Jr. stars as 'Dolittle' in first post-Marvel movie

Robert Downey Jr. attends D23 Disney Legends event at Anaheim Convention Center on August 23, 2019 in Anaheim, California.
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Robert Downey Jr. attends D23 Disney Legends event at Anaheim Convention Center on August 23, 2019 in Anaheim, California.

Robert Downey Jr.'s first film since leaving the Marvel Universe still involves CGI, but of the animal variety.

The former Iron Man is the title character in Universal Pictures' "Dolittle." It's the latest movie version of the story about the doctor who can communicate with animals.

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Antonio Banderas appears to have a role in the film as an antagonist to Dolittle, while Octavia Spencer, Kumail Nanjiani, Ralph Fiennes, Emma Thompson, John Cena, Selena Gomez and Downey Jr.'s Marvel co-star Tom Holland lend their voice talents.

Downey Jr. executive produces the film, which will be released Jan. 17, 2020.

Watch the trailer below.