The new theatrical animated movie ‘Scoob’ has nabbed two rather major names, Mark Wahlberg and Jason Isaacs! Wahlberg will provide the voice of superhero Blue Falcon, opposite Ken Jeong’s Dynomutt, Dog Wonder. Meanwhile, Isaacs will voice the film’s main villain, Dick Dastardly, as featured on the 1960s series ‘Wacky Races’.
Frank Welker provided the voice of Dynomutt on the original cartoons, and he will voice Scooby-Doo in ‘Scoob’. The film also features Will Forte as Shaggy Rogers, Gina Rodriguez as Velma Dinkley, Zac Efron as Fred Rogers, and Amanda Seyfried as Daphne Blake, plus Kiersey Clemons as Teen Angel Dee Dee Sykes, and Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman.
Blue Falcon was a stoic superhero, real name Radley Crown, inspired by Adam West’s deadpan ‘Batman’. Like Batman, Blue Falcon had no superpowers but employed a variety of gadgets, including the flying Falcon Car. He was voiced by Gary Owens (Space Ghost) in the original cartoons and was partnered with the bumbling robot Dynomutt.
The characters first appeared on ‘The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour’ in 1976.
Dick Dastardly originally appeared, along with his dog Muttley, on ‘Wacky Races’ in 1968 and its spin-off, ‘Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines’. He was originally voiced by Paul Winchell, and was known for his catchphrases “Drat, drat and double drat!” or “Triple drat!” and “Curses, foiled again!” as well as “Muttley, do something!”
Dastardly and Muttley were revived for various later Hanna-Barbera cartoons, but not ‘Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics’, on which they were replaced by near lookalikes the Dread Baron and Mumbly. (The Dread Baron was revealed to be Dick Dastardly’s twin brother in the comic book ‘Laff-A-Lympics’ #13.)
Jason Isaacs currently stars on the Netflix series ‘The O.A.’ and portrayed Captain Gabriel Lorca on CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek: Discovery’. He lends his voice to the upcoming Netflix series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’. He also previously voiced the Inquisitor on ‘Star Wars: Rebels’. His last live-action movie was the horror movie ‘Look Away’.
Wahlberg is… Mark Wahlberg. Last year, he appeared in ‘Instant Family’ and ‘Mile 22’. He has not done voice work before.
In ‘Scoob’, rather than foiling a fictitious haunting, Scooby and his pals will team up with other Hanna-Barbera heroes to foil the plans of Dick Dastardly. Tony Cervone (‘Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo’) will direct.