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Shaggy reacts to not getting cast in upcoming ‘Scooby-Doo’ movie

We're blaming Old Man Jenkins...

March 2, 2019
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Another animated Scooby-Doo movie has been in the works over at Warner Bros. for quite some time now, but it seems the film may have finally taken a small step forward. A few voice actors have been cast for the film… but it’s the lack of one actor in particular that’s caused a buzz on the internet.

Zoinks! Where’s Matthew Lillard?!

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Directed by Tony Cervone, the voice cast will include Gina Rodriguez as Velma, Will Forte as Shaggy, and Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman. Frank Welker is set to return as Scooby-Doo.

The announcement contains some incredible actors, but the internet quickly began asking once crucial question: where’s Matthew Lillard?

Lillard has been associated with Shaggy ever since his portrayal of the character in the two live-action films. Since the first film’s debut in 2002, Lillard has voiced Shaggy in almost every movie and cartoon, so why wasn’t he cast?

It seems that Lillard was equally surprised by the news, leaving us feeling like we were living a real-life Shaggy meme.

“Well this sucks.

What a crappy way to find out… thanks Hollywood. You never [cease] to amaze me”

Fans were quick to support Lillard, claiming that he was the one and only Shaggy for them.

Who are the meddling kids behind this nonsense?! My gut is telling me it’s Old Man Jenkins…

We’re eager to see who will take on the roles of Freddie and Daphne in the upcoming animated film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The story sees the Mystery Inc. gang join forces with other heroes of the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from Dick Dastardly and his evil plans…and this time, we are told, the threat is real.”

The movie is currently slated for a May 2020 release.

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.