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Matthew Lillard Gutted He Isn't Playing Shaggy Again In Scoob

Matthew Lillard Gutted He Isn't Playing Shaggy Again In Scoob

Actor Matthew Lillard has spoken of the disappointment he feels at not being in the new animated Scooby-Doo movie.

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Lillard - as most of you will know - has played the role of Shaggy in several live-action versions of the classic mystery cartoon, as well as taking over the animated role in 2009, too.

Scoob! is the name of the latest effort, and there's some big names in there - Zac Efron as Fred, Amanda Seyfried as Daphne, and Gina Rodriguez as Velma - but no spot for the man who probably emerged from the live-action reboots the best.

Instead, Will Forte will take the reins, with Frank Welker providing the vocal takes for Shaggy's best canine mate, the titular Scooby-Doo.

Lillard opened up about his disappointment at not getting the gig in an interview with Entertainment Tonight!

Lillard in the live-action version. Credit: Warner Bros.
Lillard in the live-action version. Credit: Warner Bros.
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"I like playing the part. I like sort of having a legacy and a career that I've spent 30 years doing. So I like the fact that I was that part, and it was a bummer that it went a different way."

Wow, tell us how you really feel, Matt.

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He did then relent slightly, tweeting: "Dear SCOOB. I hope you're everything the world needs in this time of crisis. Have a great opening. #zoinks"

Despite not landing the part, fans have rushed to console Lillard during the dark night of his soul.

Some have said things like 'he'll always be our Shaggy' and added that they'll boycott the film, but it's no use at this stage.

The film is still happening, guys.

Lillard alongside The Mystery Machine in 2004. Credit: PA
Lillard alongside The Mystery Machine in 2004. Credit: PA

Lillard isn't the only Scooby-Doo alumnus to be hacked off about not getting a part.

Grey DeLisle-Griffin, the voice of Daphne for more than two decades, also tweeted out her shock.

She said: "People keep asking what I think of #SCOOB and honestly I probably won't ever be able to watch it.

"I'm certainly not saying that YOU shouldn't, but to listen to someone else doing the voice I've done for over 20 years is just too painful for me."

Whether you're a Lillard-head or not, Scoob! is now available to rent or buy on VOD.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, US Entertainment

Tom Wood

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