Despite a few adult-oriented jokes finding their way into the movie, 2002's live-action Scooby-Doo was a mostly family-friendly affair, but that wasn't the original plan.
Writer James Gunn has previously confirmed that his initial take on the classic cartoon was quite a bit darker, and he had envisioned a PG-13 parody of the show, more akin to the '90s Brady Bunch Movie.
The filmmaker also revealed that there is (or was) an R-rated cut of Scooby-Doo, and that CGI was used to remove the female cast members' cleavage for the theatrical version.
Now, star Sarah Michelle Gellar has confirmed the widely circulated rumor that her character, Daphne, and Velma (Linda Cardellini) were originally going to be a lot closer!
"I don’t know about a relationship on the side," the Buffy actress said on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen when asked about the Velma/Daphne relationship rumors. "But there was a steamy [kiss]. Yeah. There was an actual kiss between Daphne and Velma that got cut. I feel like the world wants to see it, but I don’t know where it is."
Something tells us Gellar's inkling that fans would like to see the scene in question is very much correct, but if the footage does exist, it's unlikely to see the light of day unless a brand-new cut of the movie is released at some point.
The current Velma animated series features edgier, raunchier takes on the Mystery Inc. gang, but the show has not been well received by fans or critics. Even so, HBO Max has renewed it for a second season.