Following news that there's a new Scooby-Doo animated film in the works with Will Forte as the voice of Shaggy Rogers, voice actor Matthew Lillard has revealed that he only found out about his replacement through Twitter.
Lillard took to Twitter to express his displeasure about finding out about his replacement through the platform. "Well this sucks," he said. "What a crappy way to find out.... thanks Hollywood. You never [cease] to amaze me."
Well this sucks.— matthew lillard (@MatthewLillard) March 2, 2019
What a crappy way to find out.... thanks Hollywood. You never sense to amaze me. https://t.co/QDdlMAqlrZ
Lillard played Shaggy in 2002's Scooby-Doo and 2004's Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. He has voiced the animated version of the character since original voice actor Casey Kasem retired from the role in 2009.
Created in 1969, the Scooby-Doo franchise is one of the most popular animated franchises in the world, having spawned video games, television series, toys, films and more. The upcoming movie will be the first to hit theaters since 2004's live-action Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. However, there have been several direct-to-video releases since then.
The description given for the movie sounds as if it will involve even more Hanna-Barbera characters than just those listed here and that the villain will be Dick Dastardly.
The Scooby-Doo film is slated for release May 2020. The movie stars Will Forte as Shaggy, Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman, Gina Rodriguez as Velma and longtime voice actor Frank Welker as Scooby.