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The first trailer for Scoob! takes Mystery Incorporated back to the big screen

By Tim Augustin - on 12 Nov 2019, 10:08pm

The first trailer for Scoob! takes Mystery Incorporated back to the big screen

Scooby-Doo turns 50 this year, and it looks like Warner Bros. Pictures is ready to take the gang back to the big screen. The characters themselves are iconic - Scooby (the earnest dog), Shaggy (the marijuana enthusiast), Velma (the bookworm), Daphne (the smart one), and Fred (the trap-obsessed leader). 

However, it looks like the whole gang will be getting a reboot with this film. The original voice cast has been completely replaced (booo!) and Fred doesn’t even have his ascot - how dare they? Scoob! will explore the gang’s origins, revealing how Shaggy and Scooby met in the first place and how Mystery Incorporated made its name. 

The synopsis reads:

Scoob! reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global ‘dogpocalypse’, the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.

It certainly sounds like a big departure from the animated TV shows and direct-to-DVD movies. The voice cast is pretty stacked as well - with actors like Will Forte, Frank Welker, Zac Efron, Gina Rodriguez, Amanda Seyfried, Kiersey Clemons, Jason Isaacs, Ken Jeong, Tracy Morgan and Mark Wahlberg

It’s just a pity that they dumped the original voice actors for bigger names here, because characters like Shaggy in particular sound really strange. Matthew Lillard - Shaggy’s current voice actor - had to find out he was booted from the role on Twitter of all places, too. Yikes. 

Scoob! is set to release in May 2020

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