Oh lord, oh zoinks, the new Scoob! trailer does effectively balance a Scooby-Doo origin story with action and adventure, but mechanical chainsaw aliens? These kids have school in the morning, and one of them is just a talking dog! In the new trailer for Warner Bros.’ cinematic reboot of the mystery-solving mutt and company, the gang’s all here, with Will Forte voicing Shaggy, Frank Welker voicing Scooby-Doo and Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, and Gina Rodriguez rounding out the cast as Fred, Daphne, and Velma, respectively.
The trailer depicts how the timeless duo of Shaggy and Scooby were born (at the beach, over a sandwich) and seemingly how they will die (on a space ship, attacked by aliens). Is there any way those aliens are somehow just a grouchy lighthouse keeper or a miserly mine owner? You know, something more familiar? We won’t know until the film drops on May 15, but here’s hoping Scrappy-Doo doesn’t have to avenge his uncle’s untimely demise.