Not many people don’t know about the famous live-action mini-franchise “Scooby-Doo”. The first and second films fell into popular taste and still draw audiences from different generations, mainly due to the aesthetic camp of their narrative and the chemistry of their cast.
Although considered box office failures and critics, none of it matters when we think of our affection for the adventures of the most famous Great Dane of all time and his four companions – Fred, Velma, Daphne and Sausage – who are coming out all over the world to solve the most frightening cases of all.
In honor of the 17th anniversary of “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters in the Wild”, a sequence launched in 2004, CinePOP has prepared a special article with ten curiosities about the feature film.
When Velma (Linda Cardellini) is sitting in the backseat of the pickup truck and her leather suit is gasping, she says, “that was my clothes, I swear”. The phrase was a spontaneous improvisation by the actress herself and entered the final cut of the film.
All of the costumes seen at the Vila Legal Criminology Museum were fully functional, meaning they could be worn by anyone. The signs even accompanied specific curiosities about each costume, based on the franchise’s original design.
All of the actors in the movie did their own stunts, which made them very happy. Freddie Prinze Jr., who returned as Fred for the sequel, was very happy to do something he loved: motorcycle maneuvers.
Several members of the cast and creative team are said to be working on the Marvel Studios films. Screenwriter James Gunn would become the director of the two feature films in the Guardians of the Galaxy saga, which also brought Seth Green into the cast. Cardellini, for his part, would appear in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in 2015; and Tim Blake Nelson would be part of ‘The Incredible Hulk’, 2008.
MONSTERS AND MORE MONSTERS
Special effects artist Steve Johnson was hired to create the film’s monsters. The team that ran it designed and tested most of the monsters until the executive production decided not to put some of the creatures in and hired another Vancouver company to create some, including the Miner. of 49. Some of the monsters that Johnson and his team tested, but not used, include Monster and Redbeard Ghost.
END OF A SAGA
It was the last film in the “Scooby Doo” saga to be released in American theaters. The other adventures, including “ Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins ” and the remake “ Scoob! Have not made their big screen debut – the latter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced Warner Bros. to move it to streaming services.
MYSTERY SA MOVES TO SCOTLAND
James Gunn intended to build a sequel to “ Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, ” but box office weakness and negative reception from critics caused Warner and Hanna-Barbera Studios to change their minds. Gunn revealed that if the new film was confirmed, Mistery SA would go to Scotland.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR (MORE OR LESS)
In this movie, Velma has a boyfriend. The decision was made at the last minute by the studio, different from the character’s original plans, as she was built to be openly lesbian, as Gunn has revealed in multiple interviews.
When at Old Wickles’ mansion, the gang find an old Celtic book with several names written on the front page. Among them are Harry Hausen, who pays homage to Ray Harryhausen, pioneer of stop-motion techniques for monsters; Werner Brovas, who refers to Warner Brothers; and Munster Mash, alluding to the 1964 film “The Monsters”.
There would be a point when, during the transformation sequence, Scooby would transform into his 2D version when he drank the wrong potion. The scene was not in the original script, and at the end of the day, Warner executives decided they didn’t want audiences to compare the animated and live-action versions of the protagonist, resolving to turn him into Taz. , the Tasmanian. Devil.
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