Matthew Lillard on the ‘Bummer’ not to be cast like Shaggy in Scoob!


Fans who have watched Scooby’s new film, Scoob!, Will surely have noticed that, for the first time in a long time, Matthew Lillard is not showing Shaggy. Actor Scream has provided the voice of Scooby-Boo’s best friend, Shaggy Rogers, in animation projects for much of two decades, since he starred in the first live Scooby film in 2002 ., Will Forte plays Shaggy in Scoob! and recently Entertainment tonight spoke to Lillard about this shocking change of guard. Yeah, about Scoob! I don’t have a lot of good things to say, “said Lillard. “I wish them all good luck. I hope the film is going really well. “

“It was a drag and I was surprised that it happened,” he added. “You know, Hollywood is an interesting place and I’ve been there for a long time. Some of them are easier than others, when you don’t get a job, but it was a disappointment. I like to play the role. I kind of like having a legacy in a career that has been 30 years. “

You can watch the video interview here …

Lillard also, at the release of the film on VOD, offered this support tweet…

You can read IGN’s opinion on Scoob! here, which calls it a “pretty nice diversion during these tough times”, and also watch the cast of Scoob! respond to IGN comments …
Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at


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