Scoob! arrived on VOD over the weekend, permitting followers and households to tuck into the primary massive funds Scooby-Doo film in 16 years. That wasn’t the one enchantment, although, because the animated movie can be stuffed filled with different traditional Hanna-Barbera characters. Alongside Thriller Integrated themselves – Fred (Zac Efron), Daphne (Amanda Seyfried), Velma (Gina Rodriguez), Shaggy (Will Forte) and Scooby (Frank Welker) – there’s the likes of Blue Falcon (Mark Wahlberg), Dynomutt (Ken Jeong), Captain Caveman (Tracey Morgan) and Dee-Dee Sykes (Kiersey Clemons).
As you’d think about, Warner Bros. has massive plans for Scoob! to be expanded into a brand new franchise, assuming it does effectively. That is one thing that the filmmakers behind it are excited for, too. In an interview with Den of Geek, director Tony Cervone talked about how he noticed Scoob! not simply as an adaptation of the Scooby-Doo world, however as an entire different alternate universe populated by HB creations.
“I do really feel like this Hanna-Barbera universe is type of a separate universe and acts as its personal factor,” Cervone mentioned. “So we have been in a position to be like, ‘We’re gonna create an alternate universe the place all these items can occur.’ That gave us some liberty, however we tried actually exhausting to take care of the issues that we already love concerning the characters, after which do extra as a result of you must do each. It’s important to honor the previous and honor our collective reminiscence whereas additionally having to do one thing new.”
Animation lead Invoice Haller likewise expressed his curiosity in seeing spinoffs for Captain Caveman and Blue Falcon and his crew, whether or not they be films or new TV sequence. All in all, Haller thinks the intention is to make it possible for these iconic characters survive for one more half a century and past.
“I type of wish to spend extra time with these children and inform these early tales,” Haller provides. “I like Captain Caveman, I believe that man may have his personal film. I believe Brian, Dynomutt, and Dee Dee may have their very own sequence. I wish to see extra of the Falcon Power. I wish to watch that group develop as a result of there’s undoubtedly, even within the credit on the finish, you would see that the group is rising. This franchise that has been round for 50 years and my hope is that it’ll nonetheless be moving into 50 years from now and in 100 years somebody can be making a brand new Scooby-Doo film.”
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Like Haller reminds us, the film’s post-credits scene promised that much more of your childhood favorites are on the market within the Scoob! universe, ready to have larger roles in future installments. Whether or not it’ll show in style sufficient to spawn a franchise stays to be seen, however the movie’s robust efficiency over the weekend – it hit primary on VOD charts faster than Trolls World Tour – actually bodes effectively.
Sadly, opinions have been much less type, with many criticizing WB for making an attempt to construct a universe as an alternative of simply telling a enjoyable Scooby-Doo story. Followers even have blended emotions about it, however we’ll need to see the place it goes from right here.