Earlier today we passed along word that Scream and Thirteen Ghosts star Matthew Lillard would love to join Neve Campbell in Radio Silence’s upcoming Scream 5. But it looks like the actor is done playing Shaggy in any further Scooby-Doo flicks.
He tells TooFab: “No. They have a Scooby-Doo [Scoob!] coming out next week. If I’m not in the animated version, I will not be in the regular one.”
Bummer? Check out the full interview below.
The original Scooby-Doo was directed by Raja Gosnell from a screenplay by James Gunn from a story by Gunn and Craig Titley based on Scooby-Doo by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears. Charles Roven and Richard Suckle produced. It starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, and Rowan Atkinson. Warner Bros. Pictures released it back in June 2002.
It was set two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close its doors when Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and Velma (Linda Cardellini) are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot.
Rated PG for some rude humor, language, and some scary action, it sports a 30% on Rotten Tomatoes with this Critics Consensus: “Though Lillard is uncannily spot-on as Shaggy, Scooby-Doo is a tired live-action update, filled with lame jokes.”