James Gunn almost made an R-rated Scooby Doo film

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It would be difficult to oppose any of writer/director James Gunn’s ideas today. He took the Guardians of the Galaxy, a virtually unknown team of superheroes, and turned them into the subjects of an incredibly successful movie franchise. It’s the near-perfect blend of action, humor, and character drama. Gunn definitely has good ideas, though, his idea for an R-rated Scooby Doo film may puzzle some.

That’s right, Gunn originally wanted the 2002 live-action film Scooby-Doo, for which he wrote the script, to be an edgy, R-rated take on the iconic animated series. In past interviews, Gun expressed that he wanted to focus on certain aspects of the original story to appeal to an older crowd. For example, he wanted to tease Shaggy’s apparent weed habits.

Last Wednesday, Gunn celebrated the 15th anniversary of the 2002 film by discussing his original darker vision of the film that didn’t make it to theaters.

“I had written an edgier film geared toward older kids and adults, and the studio ended pushing it into a clean cut children’s film,” Gunn wrote on Facebook. “And, yes, the rumors are true. The first cut was rated R by the MPAA, and the female stars’ cleavage was CGI’d away so as not to offend.” Afterward, Gunn clarified that the R rating wasn’t due to any surprisingly adult plot lines, but rather “some line of dialogue the MPAA thought referred to oral sex.”

A notable addition to Gunn’s potential R-rated Scooby-Doo would’ve been a more overtly sexual Velma, according to a 2002 article in the Seattle Times. Apparently, the script originally featured Velma ogling Daphne and a scene where the two girls kiss. Both scenes were cut for a PG rating.

The idea seems a little confusing at first, but considering what Gunn did with the Guardians of the Galaxy, maybe it would’ve been wise for the studio to just sit back and let the guy work his magic.

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