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Matt Lillard wants to make an R-rated Scooby Doo film

Matt Lillard wants to make an R-rated Scooby Doo film

The actor who played Shaggy wants to make the franchise a bit more adult.

The world was gifted not one but two live-action Scooby Doo films at the beginning of the 2000s.

Sadly, we haven't seen that same gang back on the big screen since then.

However, Matt Lillard, who played the iconic Shaggy in the two movies, is keen on doing another one with a twist.

He has thrown his support behind the idea of making the film R-rated.

"Listen, I think that, if you can get the Snyder Cut of Batman out, I don't know there's a reason why you can't get that version [of 'Scooby-Doo'] out," he said to Too Fab.

"It's up to the fans.

Warner Bros.

"I think that people listen, especially these days, to social media, they listen to fans and that fandom is really strong."

Lillard said it would 'be a super fun thing to see' a gruesome, bloody and more adult take on the legendary spooky solving gang.

The original two films starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, Freddie Prinze Jr as Fred, and Linda Cardellini as Velma.

Freddie Prinze Jr seemed a bit dubious about whether Warner Bros. would ever go for an idea that fantastic.

"Rightly or wrongly they don’t have the guts to make that movie," he said on Twitter.

However, James Gunn, who wrote Scooby-Doo: The Movie and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, reckons the movie studio would just need a little convincing.

He replied to Freddie's post, saying: "I think they’d do it if we asked. I just don’t think I have the time right now!"

So, all we need is Gunn to have a bit more spare time, Warner Bros. on board and the rest should slot into place perfectly.

While Matt Lillard has had several big roles in his on-screen career, most people know him as the beloved Shaggy.

In addition to the two films, he's also voiced the role for several TV shows and video games.

While he initially didn't want to be remembered for just one character, he changed his mind when he realised the impact Shaggy had on the world.

"At some point, I started to realise the impact it has on kids, it has on generations of people and what that movie means to people, what the TV show means to people," he explained to Too Fab.

"And the older I get, the more I appreciate the power the character has, so now I actually think it's one of the highlights of my life."

He says he plays he character 'really well' and wants to keep playing the role until someone asks him to stop.

Let's hope the planets align and we can get that R-rated Scooby film.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: TV and Film