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Freddie Prinze Jr. is not reuniting with Mystery Inc. anytime quickly.
After originating the live-action function of Fred Jones, the actor, 47, stated a sequel to his two earlier Scooby-Doo movies “would not be one thing I’d do” after unhealthy experiences on set. “I have zero interest, it was tricky,” he instructed TooFab.
“It wouldn’t be for me, man. There was too much bait-and-switch on the first one. The studio was not honest with me in any way, shape or form. They were not straightforward,” stated Prinze, including: “I’ve been on two jobs where I’ve had regret doing it, and Scooby was one of them.”
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He defined that he “didn’t fully appreciate” the film till seeing the influence it had on younger followers when Scooby-Doo premiered in 2002, adopted by the 2004 sequel Monsters Unleashed.
“Then, all of a sudden, I was like, ‘Hey man, we did good. There are legit millions of people who love this movie. It’s not the movie I wanted to make, but I appreciate that,'” Prinze continued. “And it made me change my outlook on it.
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James Gunn, who directed the first two live-action adaptations, responded to a fan on Twitter last year who suggested he round out the trilogy with the gang reuniting for Scooby’s funeral. “Like The Big Chill with Scooby-Doo? Ok. I’m in,” he wrote in May 2022.
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Prinze recalled one other “troublesome job” in the identical interview, recalling that I Know What You Did Last Summer director Jim Gillespie “needed a special actor” to play his role of Ray Bronson.
“He was very direct in the truth that, ‘I do not need you on this film.’ So when that is your first job and also you hear these phrases, it simply wrecks you, man. It simply wrecks you,” said Prinze, adding: “I needed to struggle that man two or three completely different occasions.”
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The Wrestling with Freddie podcast host stated he is “not upset” he did the movie, which “launched my complete profession” and launched him to his costar and future spouse Sarah Michelle Gellar — who additionally starred reverse him as Daphne Blake within the Scooby-Doo franchise.
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“I would not have any of the issues I’ve with out that film, I would not have my spouse, I would not have all the opposite motion pictures I’ve executed, I would not have this podcast,” said Prinze. “I’m right here due to that wrestle and due to that ache and it was these issues.”