Fans who’ve watched the new Scooby gang movie, Scoob!, will surely have noticed that, for the first time in a long while, Matthew Lillard is not voicing Shaggy. The Scream actor has been providing the voice for Scooby-Boo’s best pal, Shaggy Rogers, in animated projects for the better part of two decades, ever since he played the role in the first live-action Scooby movie in 2002.
In a huge change up, Will Forte plays Shaggy in Scoob! and recently Entertainment Tonight spoke with Lillard about this shocking changing of the guard.
“Yeah, about Scoob! I don’t have a lot of good things to say,” Lillard lamented. “I wish them all well. I hope the movie does really well.”
“It was a drag and I was surprised that it happened,” he added. “You know, Hollywood’s an interesting place and I’ve been around for a long time. Some of them are easier than others, when you don’t get a job, but that was a bummer. I like playing the part. I like sort of having a legacy in a career that’s been 30 years.”
You can watch the video interview here…
Matthew Lillard not being in Scoob is a crime pic.twitter.com/hIxjyn4XnN
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) May 15, 2020
Lillard also, upon the movie’s release to VOD, offered up this supportive tweet…
I hope you’re everything the world needs in this time of crisis. Have a great opening. #zoinks. .
— matthew lillard (@MatthewLillard) May 15, 2020
You can check out IGN’s review of Scoob! here, which calls it a “pleasant enough diversion during these trying times,” and also watch the cast of Scoob! respond to IGN comments…