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Scooby Doo star Matthew Lillard confirms he's returning as Shaggy for new project

Scooby Doo star Matthew Lillard confirms he's returning as Shaggy for new project

Shaggy actor Matthew Lillard has confirmed that he's working on a new Scooby Doo project.

Matthew Lillard was a major part of my childhood. Namely, because of his stint bringing the character of Shaggy to life in the Scooby Doo franchise.

The actor made his Shaggy debut in 2002’s live-action Scooby-Doo which, yes, made us all want to visit Spooky Island despite its rather dark underbelly. He then reprised the role in 2004’s Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed but it’s not just live-action appearances that Lillard’s known for. He’s lent his voice to Shaggy for almost 20 years, with some of my personal favourite projects including Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Scooby Doo! Return to Zombie Island, and Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo. Yes, I was a big Scooby Doo fan if you can’t tell.

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Back in 2021 though, Lillard was seemingly recast when big-screen reboot Scoob! was released. The animated flick saw Will Forte come on board as Shaggy Rogers, prompting many fans to ask why Lillard had been snubbed. The good news is though that Lillard’s time with the franchise isn’t over. In a new interview with ComicBookMovie, the actor revealed that he’s in the midst of a Scooby project right now.

"I’m really excited about [Scooby Doo]. I can’t really talk about it yet, but there’s a new project I’m associated with that will allow kids to put themselves into a Scooby-Doo adventure," Lillard said. "That’s super fun. For me, that’s my day job. It’s my bread and butter."

Hm, that sounds a lot like a video game? Of course, this is me merely speculating but it’s been a good long while since we’ve had a Scooby game so there’s certainly room for one. While Lillard claims that the mystery project is perfect for kids, imagine a darker take on the famous meddling kids - think The Quarry but with Scooby and co. That’s something I would play. Whatever the project is, I think we’re all just glad Lillard is returning.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Topics: TV And Film