Freddy Prinze Jr. and James Gunn have recently talked about the prospect of an r-rated Scooby-Doo film to follow up their 2000’s films.

When asked on Twitter how they could make an r-rated Scooby-Doo sequel to the 2002 and 2004 live-action Scooby-Doo films, Freddy Prinze Jr, who played Fred, and James Gunn, who wrote both movies, had very different answers. Prinze Jr. said he thinks the studio wouldn’t have the guts to make such a movie while Gunn said he thinks they would go for it if asked but he simply doesn’t have the time at the moment to commit to such a project.

A third movie was originally slated to follow up Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed in 2006 but was canceled after the poor performance of the sequel. James Gunn was supposed to both write and direct the third film, which would have been the first in the trilogy to see Gunn directing.

“Okay, @MatthewLillard @JamesGunn @SarahMGellar @RealFPJr @lindacardellini … what do we have to do to make this happen? Do we start with a hashtag?”

“Rightly or wrongly they don’t have the guts to make that movie”

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“I think they’d do it if we asked. I just don’t think I have the time right now!”

This all spawned from TooFab article in which Matthew Lillard, who played and continues to be the go-to for all things Shaggy, was asked if he thought an r-rated Scooby-Doo film would work.

“Listen, I think that, if you can get the Snyder Cut of Batman out, I don’t know there’s a reason why you can’t get that version [of ‘Scooby-Doo’] out,” said Lillard.

“It’s up to the fans. I think that people listen, especially these days, to social media, they listen to fans and that fandom is really strong,” added Lillard, who thought an r-rated reboot “would be a super fun thing to see.”

Lillard was also asked about his legacy as Shaggy and if he regrets picking up the mantle.

“At some point in my career, I was like, ‘Do I want to be known as Shaggy for my entire life? The answer is no.’ And then at some point, I started to realize the impact it has on kids, it has on generations of people and what that movie means to people, what the TV show means to people,” he shared. “And the older I get, the more I appreciate the power the character has, so now I actually think it’s one of the highlights of my life.”

“I think I do it really well and it’s only one time in the last 15 years I haven’t been asked back and that was for ‘Scoob!'”

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