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James Gunn wrote Scooby-Doo (2002), a live-action film that is still very much loved by fans of the Hanna Barbera franchise, as well as its sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters on the loose (2004).
Both were directed by Raja Gosnell and James Gunn had been asked to take charge of the third feature, but this never happened due to the unenthusiastic reception from the public and the critics, although it guaranteed good numbers at the box office.
Gunn himself tells the story during a question and answer game on his Instagram, @jamesgunn. He says: “I made an agreement to write and direct the third [filme] in 2004, but the second one, although it did well, was not good enough to guarantee a third, so the film was never made “.
Although the third live-action never left the plans, Scooby Doo remains active by Warner with an animated version about to debut in theaters: SCOOBY! – The film is scheduled to be released on May 14 in theaters in Brazil.
Watch the trailer below:
James Gunn is not involved in the animation, but is currently working on the development of The Suicide Squad, due to be released in 2021, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is walking slowly and has yet to be released.
In the meantime, read more about James Gunn at Cinema10.