James Gunn had a dream: Scooby-Doo for adults. Now that dream will come true in Velma, the HBO Max animated series.
Velmathe adult animation series based on Scooby Dooremember the lost vision of JamesGunn. The filmmaker’s pipe dream of making an R-rated version of this franchise. Produced and starring the voice of mindaKaling and scheduled to debut soon in hbo max, this program will be a new installment of a saga much loved by fans. Unlike previous projects, this spin-off is aimed at an adult audience. It will likely receive a TV-MA rating. Thus, it seems that they have followed the steps proposed by the director of peacemaker Y Suicide Squad.
James Gunn, director famous for his films in Guardians of the Galaxy Y Suicide Squadcomes from series B cinema. He began his career in tromaEntertainment, a low-budget studio focused on gore and offal, and the horror-comedy genre. Over time, the filmmaker reached greater heights as a screenwriter for Warner Bros. Pictures. However, he always kept his interest in the rawest material. He wrote the movieScooby Doo (2002), although it was initially intended to be darker and more adult in its content. Unfortunately, it was adapted and modified to be rated PG. Now, Velma comes to make real that dream that the filmmaker had.
Animation offers a freedom that “live action” does not.
As explained in ScreenRantthe series of Velma has the opportunity to transfer all that discarded James Gunn material to the screen. A material that we could not see in the film of Scooby Doo, but could be represented here. Although the filmmaker is not involved in the Minda Kaling project and there is no connection to the scripts in his films, the ideas of twenty years ago are felt in the potential of the adult animation program. It is a bloodier and more lewd version of the famous franchise. Also, the freedom offered by animation is not given by “live action”. When it comes to portraying a bloodier, sexier side to murder mysteries, an animated show can bring lightness to such a dark and vulgar subject. If not… just ask the series of harley quinn!