Warner Bros. is certainly announced a lot of projects at this year’s CinemaCon.
After confirming that Batman will have its own solo movie, CEO Kevin Tsujihara stated that they will be launching an expanded Hanna-Barbera (William Hanna and Joseph Barbera) cartoon universe, starting with our favourite crime-loving dog, Scooby Doo!
According to /FILM, Warner Bros. has been aggressively expanding its bigger franchises such as the revival of the Harry Potter universe (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them“) and the LEGO universe (“LEGO Batman“, “The LEGO Movie 2”).
The Scooby Doo reboot titled “S.C.O.O.B” will be directed by Tony Corvine and is set to be released in 2018. In an announcement video, they said that “S.C.O.O.B” will be their “first shot at unlocking the whole Hanna-Barbera Universe”. Warner Bros. has not announced the release dates for any other Hanna-Barbera movie yet.
Other Hanna-Barbera works include “Flintstone”, “The Jetsons”, “Yogi Bear”, and “Wacky Races”. It was also reported that DC Comics will reboot the retro franchise line with a modern touch (such as the above image).
“S.C.O.O.B” centres on the Mystery Inc. gang, a paranormal investigating group formed by 4 teenagers and a talking dog – Daphne, Fred, Shaggy, Velma, and Scooby-Doo. Despite the differences in their personalities, the members of the gang stick with each other while solving mysteries involving supernatural creatures.
The film is slated for release on 21st September 2018.