Looks like Velma wants a same-sex boo in the upcoming HBO Max Scooby Doo Halloween movie.
“Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” special animation clips. have been making the rounds on social media, with people using them to claim that the character is finally out as gay.
“OMG LESBIAN VELMA FINALLY IN THE CANON CANON MOVIES, GOOOOOOOOOOOOO”one person tweetedWith a clip showing Velma going googly eyes at a female character named Coco Diablo.
Other clips have also been circulating on social media, including one of Velma telling sleuth Daphne that she’s “crushing big time” and asking for advice on what to do next.
Fans have long believed that Velma was part of the LGBTQ+ community.
In 2020, director James Gunn said he tried to make the character “explicitly gay” in the live-action script for “Scooby-Doo.”
“In 2001 Velma was explicitly gay in my opening script” (2002’s live-action “Scooby-Doo”), he tweeted at the time. “But the studio kept watering it down and watering it down, making it ambiguous (the filmed version), then nothing (the released version) and finally she had a boyfriend (the sequel).”
Gunn wrote the 2001 live-action film and the 2004 sequel Velma, both starring Linda Cardellini.
In the sequel, actor Seth Green played Velma’s boyfriend and there was nothing in the film to indicate that he was gay.
Tony Cervone, Supervising Producer of the series “Mystery Incorporated,” posted on Instagram about the character Velma and Marcie during Pride Month 2020 in a photo wearing the Pride colors.
“Obviously I don’t represent every version of Velma Dinkley, but I’m one of the main people who represents this one. Ten years ago we explained our intentions as clearly as possible”, he said in the caption. “Most of our fans got it. For those who haven’t done it, I suggest you take a closer look.”
CNN has reached out to Warner Bros., which like HBO Max is owned by CNN’s parent company, for comment.
“Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!” premieres October 16 on HBO Max.