Robert Downey Jr. Attempted To Fire Repulsors On Dolittle Set

ENTERTAINMENT | October 17th, 2019 7:37 AM

Reports are surfacing about the real reason the upcoming film Dolittle, originally set to release in May of 2019 but pushed back to January of 2020, had to be delayed. Originally, the delays were attributed to purported reshoots of the film, after test screeners unanimously agreed there wasn’t enough bloodshed. Today’s reports suggest that shooting had to be cancelled on multiple occasions because the film’s star, Robert Downey Jr., repeatedly attempted to “fire his repulsors at anything that moved.”

The 54-year-old actor, who has portrayed Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the past 11 years, seemed to be suffering an identity crisis. One moment he was mild-mannered John Dolittle, secluding himself from all human contact and speaking only to invisible, to-be-added-via-CGI creatures, and the next minute he was billionaire inventor Tony Stark, yelling commands to nonexistent Avengers and trying to blast the film crew with his palms.

Tom Holland, voice of Dolittle’s Jip the dog and wall-crawling co-star of Downey’s in a handful of hero flicks, had to calm Downey on multiple occasions by putting an arm around his shoulders and gently whispering, “It’s okay, Mr. Stark.” During one particularly bad incident involving Downey’s frustration at his inability to fly up a flight of stairs, Gwyneth Paltrow had to be called to the set as Pepper Potts in order to soothe the brilliant armored billionaire fighting for control of the actor’s faculties.

Regardless of the detrimental effects Downey’s breaks from reality may have on the finished project, I know I speak for everyone when I say that I hope they addressed the concerns of the screeners and added more gore to the film.


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