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James Gunn Says Velma Was Written As Gay in 2002's 'Scooby-Doo' But The Studio Blocked It

James Gunn revealed a little known fact about 2002′s popular Scooby-Doo movie, which he wrote the script for.

Over the weekend, the 53-year-old filmmaker responded to a fan who urged him to return to the franchise and write Velma, who was played by Linda Cardellini, as gay.

Turns out, that James did – but that version of her didn’t make it to screen because the studio blocked it.

“I tried! In 2001 Velma was explicitly gay in my initial script,” James wrote back.

He explained, “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).”

James did say however that there are deleted scenes you can watch from the DVD that feature Velma in her original gay form.

Scooby-Doo also starred Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Matthew Lillard as Fred, Daphne and Shaggy.

Sarah and Freddie have been married since 2002, the same year the movie was released.

'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' May Be the Last Movie in the Series

Guardians of the Galaxy is possibly coming to an end with the third film.

Director James Gunn revealed that the third installment of the Marvel franchise could be the final one during an Instagram Story Q&A.

During the Q&A, the director was asked whether the movie will extend past Vol. 3.

“It’s probably my last one, and probably the last with the current team. But you never know!” he responded to the question.

The current team includes Quill’s Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Drax (Dave Bautista), Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Nebula (Karen Gillan).

He also recently revealed more about when the film will be released amid the pandemic. Find out what he said…

Find out what the new Marvel Cinematic Universe schedule looks like…

James Gunn Shares Meredith Quill's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Playlist

James Gunn has unveiled Meredith Quill’s official mixtape that she left to her son, Peter Quill, in Guardians of the Galaxy.

The director of the movies opened up in a new Instagram about how he wasn’t ever going to share this playlist.

“Today, I added Meredith Quill’s Complete Awesome Mix to my Spotify account for you to enjoy,” James writes. “This is part of the list of songs Meredith Quill loved that I chose the songs for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol’s 1 and 2 soundtracks from.”

He adds that “some of these songs almost made it into the movie (‘She’s Gone’) and others I always wanted to use but could never find the right place for them.”

“Whatever the case, I never intended on sharing these songs, as I might use them in future movies. But I think the need for all of us to have some joyousness in these difficult times outweighs all that,” James shared.

Listen to Meredith Quill’s Complete Awesome Mix playlist below!

Director James Gunn Says 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' & 'The Suicide Squad' Won't Be Delayed

James Gunn says some highly anticipated films are still on the way!

The 53-year-old director of the upcoming third Guardians of the Galaxy movie and The Suicide Squad claims that neither film will be affected by delays like so many other movies amid the global health crisis.

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“Right now there’s no reason for The Suicide Squad release date to move. We are on or ahead of schedule. We were extremely fortunate to wrap shooting and set up editing from our homes (due to a post production team and studio with foresight) before quarantine,” he revealed on Twitter on Sunday (April 12).

“Right now the plans with Vol. 3 are also exactly the same as they were before coronavirus,” he added of Guardians.

The Suicide Squad is still planned for August 6, 2021, and Vol 3. is also expected sometime that year.

At the same time, we know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe films are already shifted due to the pandemic. Find out what the new schedule looks like…

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Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn Looks Totally Different in 'Suicide Squad' Sequel Set Photos!

Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn looks totally different in these new The Suicide Squad set photos!

The pics were taken at the Central Hotel located at Plaza de la Independencia in Panama City, Panama on Wednesday (February 13).

The Birds of Prey movie showed Harley in her more traditional look, but now we’re seeing her on set in a long red dress looking to be filming a very specific scene.

Director James Gunn was also seen on the set, as well as Idris Elba who is expected to play Vigilante and John Cena who is portraying Peacemaker. The film is expected to be released in August of 2021.

The cast previously filmed in a prison several months ago!

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James Gunn Reveals Full 'The Suicide Squad' Cast Including Margot Robbie & Jai Courtney

James Gunn just unveiled the entire cast of the upcoming flick The Suicide Squad, but it comes with a warning!

The 52-year-old director took to his Twitter to share the cast but seemingly hinted there will be quite a few deaths in the movie.

“Don’t get too attached. #TheSuicideSquad,” James captioned the list.

The list includes returning cast Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney as well as previously announced John Cena, Nathan Fillion and Daniela Melchior.

Other cast includes Idris Elba, Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, Pete Davidson, Storm Reid, Michael Rooker, David Dastmalchian, Alice Braga, Sean Gunn, Flula Borg, Joaquín Cosío, Mayling Ng, Juan Diego Botto, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Julio Ruis and Jennifer Holland.

The Suicide Squad is currently set to premiere on August 6, 2021.

Elizabeth Banks & David Denman Step Out for 'Brightburn' Premiere

Elizabeth Banks hits the black carpet alongside co-star David Denman for the Brightburn premiere on Saturday (May 18) at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles.

The 45-year-old actress looked pretty in a black floral-print as she and Dan were also joined at the premiere by their co-star Jackson A. Dunn, director David Yarovesky, and producer James Gunn.

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Brightburn is about a child from another world crash-lands on Earth. But instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proves to be something far more sinister.

Brightburn hits theaters on May 24 – watch the trailer here!

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing a Markus Lupfer dress.

15+ pictures inside of the cast at the premiere…More Here! »

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