Let’s be honest, Scooby-Doo was our jam back in the day. Every day, we’d rush home from school, sit squarely in front of the TV (no mom, we didn’t get square eyes), and direct our attention to Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma – and occasionally, Scrappy-Doo. After years of watching the pesky kids save the world in their animated Mystery Machine, our prayers were answered when the live-action movie was released in 2002. Starring the likes of Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini, Isla Fisher and Matthew Lillard, the movie was a box-office success, but seemed to disappear from view after a while. Sure, we still watched the movie every single week, but the hype was gone. *Sobs*
Thankfully, a new live-action Scooby-Doo spin-off movie has now been announced! But this movie won’t follow the lives of the whole gang. Instead, it will focus on the backstory of two of our favorites, Daphne and Velma. Yep, this new spin-off will be made in partnership with Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content digital studio, and will be produced by the Tisdale Sisters – Jennifer and Ashley (yuh-huh, High School Musical’s very own Sharpay Evans!) It’s said that the leading ladies will be played by Sarah Gilman (Velma) and Sarah Jeffrey (Daphne), and it’s fair to say that we’re pretty darn excited.
Although we’re majorly excited for a Scooby-Doo spin-off to hit our screens, we can’t help but wonder how it’s going to work – because it’s no secret that Daphne and Velma didn’t exactly get on. In fact, they were the complete opposite. Daphne was the ‘cute, not-so-smart girl’, while Velma was the ‘nerdy, overlooked smart girl.’ Nevertheless, it seems that the Tisdale sisters will look past these stereotypes and bring their characters into the modern world as strong female role models. Here’s the synopsis for the movie:
Daphne and Velma tells the story of Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley before they team up with Scooby and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang. The mystery-solving teens are best friends but have only met online – until Daphne transfers to Velma’s school, Ridge Valley High, stocked with high-tech gadgetry by the school’s benefactor, tech billionaire Tobias Bloom. While their peers vie for a coveted internship at Bloom’s company, Daphne and Velma try to uncover the reason why the school’s brightest students are disappearing – only to emerge in a zombie-fied state.
Dang, that sounds good. We wonder if there will be any Scooby Snacks involved. The new movie is already in production and is set to be released in 2018.