In fact, they’re both 1a and 1b in Hook writer Alfie Powell’s greatest films of all time. I’m not joking either; I’ve never seen him as excited as he was when those Shaggy memes were doing the rounds on social media a few months back.
He also reckons that the Melvin Doo joke in the first film is the great movie gag ever written, which pretty much tells you everything you need to know about him.
Anyway, there’s a new film on the way called Scoob and there’s already some interesting names attached to it.
Will Forte will be Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez will play Velma, and Tracy Morgan will be Captain Caveman, but until recently, we didn’t know what to expect in the form Fred and Daphne.
Fresh off his killing as Ted Bundy, Zac Efron will be slotting into the role as Fred and Amanda Seyfried will be joining him as ol’ Daphers.
But get this: Mark Wahlberg has also just signed onto the film.
He’ll be playing the Blue Falcon, a superhero who teamed with Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang to fight against one of his arch-enemies, Mr. Hyde. Blue Falcon’s right hand was Dynomutt, who will be voiced by Ken Jeong of Hangover fame.
It marks an interesting character choice for Wahlberg, who presumably won’t be playing a hardened, Bostonian cop with a ‘me against the world’ mentality. (I realise he only did that in The Other Guys – but he basically plays the same character in everything he does).
He’ll also be joined by Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) who’ll be portraying moustache villain Dick Dastardly – the reported main baddie in Scoob. Dick appeared in such Hanna-Barbera series as Wacky Races, with Scoob basically serving as a cross over between the two.
Weirdly, I’m quite excited for this – as is Alfie.
Although I hope he doesn’t ask me to go with him. May 15th is the day to keep in your diaries.
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Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent editor, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over several features and investigative pieces, arguably letting The Hook audience in on way too much of his personal life.