We’ve been hearing about it for months and it’s almost here. In an interview with Den of Geek, Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles talk “ScoobyNatural,” fandom, and who should be a Bond girl.
This isn’t the first time Jensen and Jared have been animated. Supernatural: The Animation (2011) introduced anime audiences to first and second season with some original stories thrown in. The 22 episode anime featured Jared Padelecki reprising his role as same. Dean was voiced by other actors until the final episodes when Jensen stepped in. Jensen has also portrayed Jason Todd in the Batman: Under the Red Hood and lent his voice to the Tron video games as well.
The chance to mash Supernatural up with a cultural icon such as Scooby-Doo was an opportunity like no other. Who better to experience that than fans of the original?
“I’m really excited for Scooby-Doo to be part of the Supernatural lore,” said Jared Padelecki, “but I’m more excited for the Supernatural lore to be a part of the Scooby-Doo canon. That’s cool for me, you know what I mean? That now there’s a footnote about Supernatural when people are talking about Scooby-Doo.”
Of course, meta episodes are not exactly uncommon for Supernatural, and often work well in this format. Notable ones include “The French Mistake,” when Sam and Dean are transported into “our” world and see that Superantural is a TV show.
Jared says the meta episodes are great. He recounted how he recently rewatched “The French Mistake.”
“I laughed out loud at a lot of it,” Jared said. “I think this is going to be a similar one. It’s nerve-wracking to make when you’re such a fan of something. It’s certainly causes some anxiety, but they seemed happy with it.”
“You don’t want to mess it up,” Jensen added. “You want to do it justice.”
Some time after the recording session, the actors saw an approximation of the final product.
“We’ve already seen some animatics,” Jensen said. “It’s like a loose sketch, a loose rendering, a moving sketch of our dialogue put into that. So that was pretty cool.”
Jared had another opportunity to join the world of Scooby-Doo years ago, but turned it down.
“I grew up watching Scooby-Doo and I remember when the Scooby-Doo movies came out, and they wanted me to try out for Shaggy,” said Padalecki. “I was young, and Lillard’s great — I fought not to do it. I don’t want to…. I’m a big James Bond fan, not that I could ever be James Bond. Someone’s like ‘Would you try out?’ No, I wouldn’t, cause I wanna watch that as something I enjoy.”
“What about a James Bond villain?” Jensen asked.
“Sure. If I can wear a mask….” Jared answered. “You know Daniel Craig was in Star Wars?”
“What about a Bond girl?” Jensen asked.
Speaking of Bond girls, the notable girl in this crossover is Daphne. Would Dean hit on Daphne?
“What do you think?” Jensen asked.
In the trailer, Dean calls “dibs” on Daphne, but he’ll face competition from Fred in his uppity ascot.
Dean expressed interest in Daphne way back in Season Two’s episode “Playthings.”
“We might even get to run into Fred and Daphne while we’re inside,” Dean had said of the creepy inn they were investigating. “Mmm, Daphne. Love her.”
Of course, Castiel will play a part in the episode, as well. “He’s our little Scrappy Doo,” said Jared.
“ScoobyNatural” will air March 29th at 8 p.m./9c on the CW.