Wahlberg will lend his voice for Blue Falcon, a superhero who joins hands with Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang to fight off Mr. Hyde.
Just when we thought that the upcoming Scooby Doo movie couldn't get any more awesome after roping in Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron and multi-talented Amanda Seyfried, there are some new additions to the cast, reports Deadline. And it's a big one! Mark Wahlberg has joined the cast and we cannot possibly tell you how excited we are!
Scoob, the upcoming animated movie from Warner Bros, will also have Jason Isaacs playing a major role in the film. Now if you are wondering who the two actors are lending their voice for, don't worry -- we have all the details here. Wahlberg will lend his voice for the Blue Falcon, a superhero who joins hands with Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang to fight off Mr. Hyde. And Ken Jeong from 'The Hangover' fame will voice the role of Blue Falcon’s right hand -- Dynomutt.
Meanwhile, Isaacs will essay the role of the twirling mustache villain Dick Dastardly -- the main antagonist in the Scoob movie. If you are huge cartoon buff, you would know Dick is a car racer whose vehicle contains various bombs. He too has a right-hand dog in Muttley. His famous catchphrases are “Drat, Drat and Double Drat!,” “Triple Drat!” and “Muttley, do something!”
Now if you are wondering who else has joined the cast, there are some big names in the upcoming movie. Apart from Zac Efron (Fred) and Amanda Seyfried (Daphne), the animated movie also stars Gina Rodriguez (Velma), Will Forte (Shaggy), Tracy Morgan (Captain Caveman), Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo) and Kiersey Clemons (Dee Dee Skyes).
The film will be without Matthew Lillard, who played Shaggy for many years. It had also not gone down well with the actor who voiced his frustration after he learned that he was out of the project 'online' rather than being contacted by Warner Bros. “Well this sucks,” Lillard tweeted at the time. “What a crappy way to find out... thanks Hollywood. You never cease to amaze me.”
Kelly Freemon Craig and Matt Lieberman are writing the screenplay while Allison Abbate, Pam Coats, Charles Roven, and Richard Suckle will be producing the project. Chris Columbus and Andy Horwitz are serving as executive producers.
Ever since the news of the movie made the rounds of social media, fans have been going gaga over it. Many even took to Twitter to express their excitement over the new project, but there were others who were quite surprised to see Mark Wahlberg joining the cast. One among many said, "Well he is Mark Wahlberg, and he likes talking to animals, maybe he will understand Scooby-Doo." Meanwhile, another added: "Um.... what the hell.... is it gonna be an action film..... already I’m unimpressed...."
If you are an 80s or a 90s kid, you would know how awesome it was to watch Scooby Doo and the Mystery Gang solve mysteries and finally reveal the mask underneath the evil mastermind. And this time, we understand that they are joining forces with other heroes of the Hanna-Barbera universe to defeat Dick Dastardly and save the world. The movie is said to hit the cinema halls in May 2020.