Fans want Velma to date Daphne after 'Scooby-Doo!' star is confirmed to be gay
Earlier, a clip that was released online confirmed an open secret in the 'Scooby-Doo' universe. Yes, you read it right! Velma, the beloved Mystery Inc detective came out as gay in the new 'Scooby-Doo' movie sneak peek. A clip from 'Trick or Treat, Scooby-Doo!' showed Velma swooning over another female character from the cartoon movie.
After almost two decades, Velma has been acknowledged as a gay character in the much beloved 'Scooby-Doo' franchise. In 2020, James Gunn tweeted that he “tried” to make Velma a lesbian in the live-action movies. “In 2001 Velma was explicitly gay in my initial script,” he wrote. “But the studio just kept watering it down & watering it down, becoming ambiguous (the version shot), then nothing (the released version) & finally having a boyfriend (the sequel),” he added. However, it has finally happened and fans are here for it. While some fans are just happy with this decision, others want to date another Mystery Inc detective -- daphne. Read on to find out what they have to say.
However, in 2020 on an Instagram post during pride month Tony Cervone, one of the creators, wrote, “I’ve said this before, but Velma in ‘Mystery Incorporated’ is not bi. She’s gay. We always planned on Velma acting a little off and out of character when she was dating Shaggy because that relationship was wrong for her and she had unspoken difficulty with the why. There are hints about the why in that episode with the mermaid, and if you follow the entire Marcie arc it seems as clear as we could make it 10 years ago. I don’t think Marcie and Velma had time to act on their feelings during the main timeline, but post reset, they are a couple. You can not like it, but this was our intention.”
After the clip from 'Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!' aired online, fans want Daphne and Velma to date. A fan wrote, "It makes sense that Velma may have been pining for Daphne. Like the rest of us." A fan shared, "Maybe Fred is gay and that’s why he and Daphne never committed ? Daphne could also be a lesbian in this scenario."
A fan mentioned, "There's a big difference between starstruck and soggy pantsed. Anyway, won't Daphne get jealous?" A fan tweeted, "And people have seemed to have forgot the scene in Cyber Chase where Velma looks up Daphne's skirt. lol. She's had hints both ways for sure."
It makes sense that Velma may have been pining for Daphne.— Thurston Nuggs IV (@IvNuggs) October 4, 2022
Like the rest of us.
Maybe Fred is gay and that’s why he and Daphne never committed ? Daphne could also be a lesbian in this scenario.— WomanInMiami (@WomanMiami) October 4, 2022
There's a big difference between starstruck and soggy pantsed.— Sarcasmo Ultra BLAM! (@Ironyrulesall) October 4, 2022
Anyway, won't Daphne get jealous?
And people have seemed to have forgot the scene in Cyber Chase where Velma looks up Daphne's skirt. lol. She's had hints both ways for sure.— GreatYordleMind (@GreatYordleMind) October 5, 2022
'Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!' is available to rent or purchase on Amazon Prime Video after it's digitally out on October 4, 2022, bringing Halloween feels and childhood nostalgia for many fans.
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