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Can Robert Downey Jr. top Eddie Murphy as Doctor Dolittle?

Robert Downey Jr. is taking on the role of Doctor Dolittle in a movie adaptation of "The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle." RDJ fans are stoked, but it was Eddie Murphy who popularized the role in 1998. So, detractors aren't just hating on the reboot, they don't want RDJ touching Murphy's iconic role. Both men are funny, but have very different comedic strengths. Will RDJ even do Doctor Dolittle justice? 🎥

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Murphy wasn't even the first to take on the role of Doctor Dolittle. Rex Harrison played Doctor Dolittle in the original film, which was a 1967 musical nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1968.

Still, Murphy is the most popular Doctor Dolittle, and fans are pissed he's been replaced. Do you think RDJ will make a better or worse Doctor Dolittle? 

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Critics aren't feeling RDJ for this reboot. 

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How dare they try to replace Murphy!

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Fans can't wait to see RDJ switch back and forth from billionaire with Iron suits to doctor who communicates with animals. 

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Can Robert Downey Jr. top Eddie Murphy as Doctor Dolittle?
#TeamEddieMurphy
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamDowney