Exclusive : No ‘Paws’ for fourth Scooby

One of the first interviews I did today was with up-and-comer Robbie Amell, who plays ‘Fred’ in Warner Premiere’s upcoming third live-action “Scooby Doo” film, ‘’Scooby Doo ! The Mystery Begins”.

A direct-to-video release that serves as a prequel to the Freddie Prinze Jr- Sarah Michelle Gellar starring “Scooby” films, the pic fixes on how the Mystery Inc. gang – Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and of course, Scooby – came to be a unit.

According to Amell, it likely won’t be the first and last time you see him playing detective Fred.

“There’s a second script”, that would serve as a sequel, says Amell. “In the first film, we save our first mystery – but by the end of the mystery we’ve destroyed a lot of stuff. The next one would be set at a Lake Resort – a Summer Camp kind-of setting – where we’re forced to work to pay off the damage we made in the first film.

“Kind of a classic Scooby Doo [villain] is ‘The Lake Monster’, so I don’t know, maybe we’ll be seeing him in the next one?”, wonders the actor. “I don’t know, but that’s just my guess”.

“But yes, there’s definitely talk of a sequel”.

In ‘’Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins’’, Coolsville High is plagued by a suspicious haunting, and everyone is accusing Fred, Velma, Daphne and Shaggy of playing a spooky prank. Suddenly, the school athlete, the science fair-winning brainiac, the drama beauty and the school misfit must band together to clear their names. With Shaggy’s newly adopted dog Scooby-Doo tagging along, the mismatched quartet soon discovers they have more in common than they originally thought.

The live-action cast features Amell (‘’Life With Derek’’, ‘’True Jackson’’) as Fred, along with Kate Melton as Daphne, Hayley Kiyoko as Velma and Nick Palatas as Shaggy. Frank Welker, a member of the original ‘’Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!’’ voice-cast, provides the voice of Scooby-Doo.