Last week, Matthew Lillard said he’d love to join Neve Campbell in Scream 5 … but is done playing Shaggy in any further Scooby-Doo flicks. That said, he was upset no one approached him to voice Shaggy in the recently released CGI reboot Scoob!
He tells Entertainment Tonight: “Yeah, about SCOOB!, I’m running out of good things to say. I wish them all well. I hope the movie does really well. I mean, yeah, it’s a drag. I was surprised that it happened. You know, Hollywood is an interesting place. I’ve been around for a long time and some of them are easier to accept than others when you don’t get a job. That one, that was a bummer. I like playing the part, I like having a legacy and a career that’s been 30 years. I’ve been doing it and I like the fact that I was that part. It was a bummer.”
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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.”