James Gunn recently revealed that the studio would allow an R-rated Scooby-Doo 3 version of the iconic kid’s film. The most liked live-action remake of the evergreen iconic mystery squad and their furry success recently celebrated its 20th anniversary last month with a behind-the-scenes snapshot of James Gunn posted on Instagram.
He also wrote the script for Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed, which was a minor hit at the box office as compared to the first film, directing the franchise to terminate the plan rather than the initial three the team had in mind. The famous 2002 story of the Hanna-Barbera series took the Mystery gang reunited after a long-awaited hiatus due to uncertainties in the group to explore a spirit inhabiting guests at a horror-themed resort.
James Gunn Looks Back on Scooby-Doo 3 and the R-Rated Cut
Even though Scooby-Doo was an absolute hit with audiences but received bad reviews from critics. After that also it gained a fanbase following a big cult. The cartoon has seen numerous other prequels, sequels, and spin-offs since its 1969 origin, with an 18+ Velma-themed show under development at HBO Max by screenwriter Mindy Kailing. Fans are pleading if they can ever predict a more adult-themed version of Scooby-Doo, and he answered.
James Gunn answered a tweet where a fan asked if there is any possibility for an R-rated Scooby-Doo starring the original cast. This was revealed after Shaggy actor Matthew Lillard disclosed in an interview that he likes the idea of a grown-up live-action Scooby-Doo. James Gunn gave a positive response, saying that he believes they would do it if they consult the studio.
I think they’d do it if we asked. I just don’t think I have the time right now!
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 25, 2022
James Gunn thinks a Rated-R 'Scooby Doo 3' is possible 🔍
"They’d do it if we asked" pic.twitter.com/TwIQ8vzv1x
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James Gunn Reveals His Planned Story for the Scooby-Doo 3 Movie
In a quick Q&A session on Twitter, he revealed the story for Scooby-Doo 3 which would have seen Mystery Inc. trip to Scotland for a new journey.
“The Mystery Ink gang are hired by a town in Scotland who complain they’re being plagued by monsters but we discover throughout the film the monsters are actually the victims & Scooby & Shaggy have to come to terms with their own prejudices & narrow belief systems. (Yes, Really!).”
Previously, the third film was directly canceled after the release of Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, and it was extremely uncertain that the film will ever come under work. However, reports also say that it was canceled due to the poor reviews by critics and decreasing box office returns.
Scooby-Doo: The movie was theatrically released on RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX by Warner Bros. And pictured in the United States on February 28, 2022, and streaming was released on HBO Max.