An R-rated scooby-doo the film is not outside the realm of possibility according to a filmmaker directly involved in the franchise. In 2002, the first live-action Scooby-Doo movie was released theatrically by director Raja Gosnell and screenwriter James Gunn. Gosnell would also return to helm in 2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed with Gunn also writing the script for the sequel. There had been tentative plans for Gunn to write and direct the third installment, but the film never materialized.
Over the next few years, Gunn became particularly busy with his work in the superhero movie franchises. He is currently preparing the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to close the Marvel Cinematic Universe trilogy following the great success of the first two films. At Warner Bros., Gunn also found success with the release last year of The Suicide Squad with its HBO Max spin-off series, Peacemakerwhich has a second season in the works.
With so much on his mind lately, Gunn doesn’t have time to commit to another major project right now. Apparently, it’s also the only thing stopping him from pursuing a new live action. scooby-doo movie that brings back the original cast but with a twist by making the movie R-rated. After Scooby-Doo 1 & 2 Star Freddie Prinze Jr. tweeted that Warner Bros. would never release such a movie, Gunn disagreed, but said he just didn’t have the time.
“Rightly or wrongly, they don’t have the guts to make this movie,” Prinze said.
“I think they would if asked,” Gunn tweeted return. “I don’t think I have time right now!”
Scooby-Doo will present a more adult version of the franchise with Velma
Maybe James Gunn is onto something, because Warner Bros. gave Mindy Kaling some leeway to put an adult spin on scooby-doo. She is currently working on Velma, a reimagining that will focus on Velma solving mysteries without the aid of Scooby or the Mystery Machine. The HBO Max series is aimed at adults scooby-doo fans, as a first image, Velma encountered a mutilated corpse. Kaling also revealed how this Velma was of Indian descent, which sparked a backlash on social media at the time of the announcement.
“She’s such a great character, she’s so smart, and I just couldn’t understand how people couldn’t imagine that a really smart nerdy girl with terrible eyesight who loved to solve mysteries couldn’t be Indian. “, said Kaling on Late Night with Seth Meyers. “Like there are Indian nerds. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to people, but people are like, ‘No, no, no.’ By the way, that’s a small percentage of people, but it really made me think, “Okay, we have to be very careful with this character.” What we will be, because we love it, and we will have great adventures.”