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Freddie Prinze Jr. will not reunite with Mystery Inc. anytime soon.
After originating the live-action role of Fred Jones, the 47-year-old actor said a sequel to his previous two Scooby Doo movies”wouldn’t be something I would do‘ after bad experiences on the set. “I’m not interested, it was difficult,” he told TooFab.
“It wouldn’t be for me, man. The first was too much bait and switch. The studio has not been honest with me in any way, shape or form. They weren’t straight forward,” Prinze said, adding, “I’ve had two jobs that I’ve regretted, and Scooby was one of them.”
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He explained that he “didn’t quite appreciate the film” until he saw the impact it had on young fans when it did Scooby Doo Premiered in 2002, followed by the sequel in 2004 Monsters unleashed.
“Then all of a sudden I was like, ‘Hey man, we did well. There are literally millions of people who love this movie. It’s not the movie I wanted to make, but I appreciate it,'” Prinze continued. “And it made me change my attitude towards it.
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James Gunn, who directed the first two live-action adaptations, replied to a fan on Twitter last year who suggested rounding out the trilogy with the gang reuniting for Scooby’s funeral. “How The great cold with Scooby-Doo? OK. I’m in,” he wrote in May 2022.
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Prinze recalled another “difficult job‘ in the same interview, recalling this I know what you did last summer Director Jim Gillespie “wanted another actor” to play his role as Ray Bronson.
“He was very direct about the fact that ‘I don’t want you in this movie.’ So if this is your first job and you hear those words, it’s killing you, man. It just destroys you,” Prinze said, adding, “I wanted to fight this guy two or three times.”
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The wrestling with Freddie The podcast host said he was “not upset” that he directed the film that “started my entire career” and introduced it to his costar and wife-to-be Sarah Michelle Gellar — who also starred alongside him as Daphne Blake Scooby Doo Franchise.
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“I wouldn’t have any of what I have without this film, I wouldn’t have my wife, I wouldn’t have all the other films that I’ve done, I wouldn’t have this podcast,” Prinze said. “I’m here because of this fight and this pain and it was those things.”
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