James Gunn celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Scooby-Doo movie

Happy 20th Anniversary, scooby-doo! The beloved live-action film Scoob was released in theaters on June 8, 2002. To this day, many fans consider the film to have one of the best live-action animated casts of all. time with Freddie Prinze Jr. playing Fred, his real wife and buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, Marvel’s Linda Cardellini as Velma and Scream former Matthew Lillard as Shaggy. Although you might not have known it 20 years ago, you probably know by now that the hit 2002 film was written by guardians of the galaxy and The Suicide Squad director, James Gunn. In fact, Gunn took to Twitter today to celebrate the film’s anniversary.

“#ScoobyDoo came out 20 years ago today. On Saturday I got a call from the head of Warner Bros at 5:30 a.m. telling me we were going to have the biggest June opening ever. My life changed in an instant, I’m incredibly grateful for that and everything since,” Gunn wrote. He also shared a trailer for a film and a press release from the film’s premiere. You can check out the tweets below:

Many fans are eagerly awaiting another live-action Scooby-Doo movie, preferably one that sees the return of all four original cast members. The following, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, was released in 2004 and Gunn was originally supposed to write a third film, but it was scrapped. Now, the director doesn’t think that would work given the lifespan of a Great Dane. Last month, the director fielded a few calls for another Scooby movie, and the conversation took a dark turn.

In 2020, Gunn revealed the plot of his dropped third film. “The Mystery Ink gang are hired by a town in Scotland that complains of being plagued by monsters, but we find out throughout the film that the monsters are actually the victims and Scooby & Shaggy have to come to terms with their own prejudices. and narrow belief systems. (Yeah, really!),” Gunn shared.

While there are no current plans to bring the live-action gang back, some exciting new Scooby content dropped last month. Mindy Kaling has revealed the first look at her new adult animated reimagining of Scooby-Doo, Velma. The first look at Velma came with advances from Warner Bros. TV, and Kaling goes with a much more adult version of the character. The photo image shows Velma discovering the corpse of a woman with the skull severed and the brain removed. The release date of Velma has not been revealed, but the show will debut on HBO Max.

If you want to celebrate scooby-doo‘s anniversary, the film is streaming on HBO Max.

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