“Doctor Dolittle” Delayed Nine Months

Doctor Dolittle Delayed Nine Months

The Robert Downey Jr.-led film adaptation of the Hugh Lofting children’s book “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle” has been delayed by nine months despite having already wrapped filming.

Originally slated to be released April 12th 2019, Universal Pictures has said they’re moving the fantasy adventure to January 17th 2020. Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen and Jim Broadbent co-star on screen while the likes of Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Octavia Spencer, John Cena and Selena Gomez lend their voices to creature characters.

January 2020 is a less competitive time of year – getting it out of the way of April 2019’s “Hellboy” reboot, “Shazam,” the “Pet Semetary” remake, animated feature “Missing Link,” the “Dumbo” movie opening at the end of March, and likely the fourth “Avengers” which is expected to be moved up to the end of April.

Source: Deadline