Warner Bros. Goes for Third “Scooby-Doo”

Warner Bros. Goes for Third “Scooby-Doo”

Scooby-Doo movie still: Matthew Lillard as Shaggy
Matthew Lillard as Shaggy

Roh-boy-oh-boy! Warner Bros. sure recognizes a hot franchise when it sees one.

With the sequel to this summer’s hit Scooby-Doo well into production, the studio is already planning a third Scooby installment.

Warners has hired screenwriters Dan Forman and Paul Foley to pen the Scooby 3 script. The duo just turned in a rewrite for The Jetsons, yet another animated television series making it to the big screen, for the studio.

Warner Bros. was banking that if the first Scooby-Doo, directed by Raja Gosnell, did well at the box office, it would launch a profitable franchise. The film went beyond anyone’s expectations, opening with a whopping $54.1 million and grossing more than $153 million domestically.

Our fearless Mystery, Inc. crew–including Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne and Linda Cardellini as Velma–had sequel clauses built into their original contracts and are expected to return for future installments. As will Scooby, although he’s asking for a lot more Scooby snacks.