Velma Is Officially Lesbian In New ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movie

FILE-Vintage “Scooby-Doo” animation cels belonging to the late Casey Kasem are displayed during a press preview ahead of a March 17 auction of items from Jean and Casey Kasem’s collection at Julien’s Auctions on March 14 2022 in Beverly Hills, Cali

One of the characters from the “Scooby-Doo” animated franchise has had his oft-debated sexuality revealed ahead of the release of the new Halloween special, “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!”

A new clip from the animated film posted to Twitter on Tuesday reveals that Velma has a crush on another character named Coco Diablo.

The clip shows Velma’s first encounter with the villainous Coco Diablo. Velma’s eyes light up as she blushes when she sees Diablo.

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“For as long as I can remember I’ve watched Scooby-Doo, and as such I can freely say that I don’t care about Velma’s sexuality. Straight, bi, gay, asexual, etc. it doesn’t matter. Just enjoy the franchise”, a a fan tweeted Tuesday.

Another person tweeted “Hooray for Velma!”

Variety quoted a now-deleted 2020 tweet from director James Gunn where he explains his attempt to write the character of Velma as a lesbian in his first script for the live-action Scooby-Doo movies, but shared that Warner Bros. didn’t want to use this.

yahoo reported Wednesday that Tony Cervone, a former supervising producer of “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated The series previously confirmed Velma’s sexual identity but said it couldn’t show her in the film.

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The briefing referenced a deleted Instagram post from Cervone in 2020 during Pride month where he wrote in part that Velma is gay and the plan was for her and fellow character Marcie to be a couple.

Cervone shared a separate Instagram post on June 28, 2020, featuring an image of Marcie and Velma standing next to each other with a rainbow background and the word “Pride” written below.

He wrote “Marcie and Velma – Mystery Incorporated. I obviously don’t represent every version of Velma Dinkley, but I am one of the key people representing this one. We made our intentions as clear as possible ten years ago. Most of our fans To those who haven’t, I suggest you take a closer look There is no new news here.

Trick or treat Scooby-Doo!”, is now available on Prime Video.

This story was reported from Washington, DC

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