Freddie Prinze Jr. says he has 'zero interest' in doing another Scooby-Doo movie
- "Scooby-Doo" star Freddie Prinze Jr. told TooFab he had "zero interest" in doing another film.
- He said regretted doing the original so much that he wouldn't want to do an R-rated third movie.
The actor, who played Fred in two early 2000 live action films released by Warner Bros., touched on his experience of working with the studio in a recent interview with TooFab.
Asked if he would consider playing Fred in an R-rated third film that some fans have been calling for, Prinze Jr. was quick to say no. He explained it really came down to his experience with Warner Bros., which released "Scooby-Doo" in 2002 and "Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed" two years later.
"It wouldn't be something I would do," Prinze said. "I have zero interest. I mean, it was tricky. 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," he added. "I've been on two jobs where I had regret doing it and Scooby was one of them."
He also said the final version of the first film was not the script he said he'd signed up for.
Prinze Jr. has previously said the script, by DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn, was R-rated but that the final cut ended up being PG. Because of that, he felt deceived by the studio.
"When I get lied to, you're dead to me," he said. "I don't trust you ever again. I'm telling you, ever again."
In terms of a third movie, he said that some of the people who worked on the original two would "still be involved if it got remade."
"And that's not any business I want to be involved with," Prinze Jr. said.
"I'm only gonna work with people I love and respect and who love and respect me. I only want to work with people that I love and respect or are looking for an opportunity to earn my respect and vice versa."
Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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