Those meddling kids will be bringing the Mystery Machine home this summer…
The coronavirus has taken a fatal bite out of this summers blockbuster season. Hot on the heels of the news that the sequel to ‘Venom‘ has been pushed back until next year, it has been announced that another one of this year’s summer releases, Warner Bros. ‘Scoob!‘ that had been pulled from the release date of May 15th will keep the date for its release after all. The only difference? Instead of hitting the movie theatres, the film will head straight for the VOD market instead, completely bypassing cinemas.
Although it hasn’t been announced what the plans for the film are worldwide, the U.S will be able to rent the film for 48 hours from May 15th for $19.99 or to buy for $24.99. Obviously, Warners has decided not to reschedule the film for cinematic release later this year or next year in what looks to be a heavily crowded summer season next year but the film may yet see a cinematic release in Europe as no news has been announced for the plans outside of the U.S.
‘Scoob!‘ is an animated Scooby-Doo film and features the voices of Zac Efron as Fred, Gina Rodriguez as Velma, Amanda Seyfried as Daphne, Will Forte as Shaggy and legendary voice artist Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo. The film is a semi-prequel depicting the story of how Shaggy and Scooby met and their life-long friendship in addition to telling the story of how they joined the gang in the Mystery Machine.
Based on the trailers that were launched before the COVID-19 outbreak, the film looks to be a bundle of fun and just the ticket for a family night in spent together.
Take care, be safe and look after each other.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!