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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,”.

Yup that didn't work
Yup that didn't work

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!


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