The Scooby-Doo cast has grown with Zac Efron (The Greatest Showman) joining as the voice of Fred and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) as Daphne, according to Deadline. The Warner Bros Animation project, also known as “Scoob,” is scheduled for a May 15, 2020 release.
Efron and Seyfried join previously-announced Scooby-Doo cast members Will Forte (Last Man on Earth) as Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) as Velma, Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G.) as Captain Caveman, and Frank Welker (Transformers) as Scooby.
Captain Caveman, who is not a part of the Scooby universe but rather a part of the larger Hanna-Barbera universe. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels did kick off as part of Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics in the ’70s, however.
The movie’s story sees the Mystery Inc. gang join forces with other heroes of the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from Dick Dastardly and his evil plans… and this time, the threat is real.
Tony Cervone is directing the movie for Warner Bros. Animation. The film will be produced by Chris Columbus, Pam Coats, and Allison Abbate. The executive producers are Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Dan Povenmire, and Adam Sztykiel.
Scooby-Doo previously hit the big screen in two live-action/CGI hybrids in 2002 and 2004 starring Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, and Linda Cardellini as Velma. Neil Fanning provided the voice of Scooby in those two films.