Hanna-Barbera creation Scooby-Doo began its run in 1969 with the cartoon TV series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. The property has since been revived, spun-off, and/or otherwise relaunched multiple times in animated form, in fact, it was revealed that yet another feature-length animated Scooby-Doo movie is in the pipeline. Now, however, for the first time, the property looks to be getting a reboot as a live-action brand.
Warner Bros. brought Mystery, Inc. to the big screen back in 2002 with Scooby-Doo, followed by the sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed in 2004. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn started to make a name for himself by first writing both of the previous live-action Scooby-Doo movies. Both were critically panned but they nonetheless did well enough at the global box office – taking in close to $274 million and $181 million respectively. Deadline is reporting that WB executives have decided to start afresh on the Scooby-Doo live-action films; so far, the lesser-known Randall Green has been recruited “to craft the new adventure,”.
Before anyone gets too worked up about Hollywood attempting yet again to successfully realize the Scooby-Doo universe in a modernized live-action rendition, it’s best to remember that this reboot has only barely begun to take shape – and, for all we know, this project could wind up falling off the tracks, in the future. After all, we’ve been hearing rumors of a live-action Jetsons movie for years but as of right now, no actual film has resulted from all that talk. Besides, as mentioned before, the animated iteration of Scooby-Doo is still alive and well, so that might continue to be the only version we get in the near future.
The question is do we really need a reboot and is there any new ground to be covered by going down this route. Scooby-Doo lends itself well to the episodic procedural animated series. Live-action don't know, the critical reception followed by diminishing returns from the first two films don't make a compelling case for a reboot. Nonetheless what do you guys think. Should there be a reboot or we should let Scooby-Doo be? Comment below.
Should Scooby-Doo be rebooted?
P.S I am a Nolan fan and love all his movies so above options should be taken in jest!