Mark Wahlberg joins Zac Efron in the cast for the new Scooby-Doo movie
If there's one TV show that everybody enjoyed as a kid, it was Scooby-Doo.
The original show, first aired in 1969, was a timeless classic. For those of you who didn't watch it (you losers) the show centered around Scooby Door and the four teenage members of Mystery, Inc.—Fred, Shaggy, Daphne and Velma. Every episode the gang would arrive at a location in the Mystery Machine - their iconic van - and try and solve a mystery which normally involved a supernatural creature of some sort that was terrorizing the locals. In short, it was cartoon magic.
Hollywood have tried (and failed in my opinion) to make Scooby Doo work on the big screen, but recent reports revealed another attempted film reboot of the franchise. Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried had been chosen as the iconic power couple Fred and Daphne, while it has now been revealed that Mark Wahlberg and Jason Isaacs will be joining the cast.
Here's Zac Efron in another iconic role everyone has been talking about recently:
According to Deadline, Wahlberg will play Blue Falcon (a.k.a. wealthy socialist Radley Crown), a superhero who has teamed with Scooby-Doo and the gang in the past to fight against one of his arch-enemies, Mr. Hyde. Wahlberg's sidekick in the movie - Dynomutt - will be voiced by star of The Hangover Ken Jeong.
Isaacs - who is most commonly known for his turn as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter - will be playing Dick Dastardly, who everyone should know from the other cartoon classic Wacky Races. As it stands, Dastardly is being tipped to be the main enemy of the gang in the movie. Fun times, I know I'm excited to see what Warner Bros can do to inject fresh life into the franchise.