For quite some time, fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of The Spice Girls-- the 90s musical girl group that spread the message of "girl power." The group has been inactive since a special reunion in 2007-2008, and in this mighty age of nostalgia, nothing is impossible. Recent rumors suggested that members were planning to come back together for a reunion tour and while that may still be the case, The Spice Girls reportedly have a different project in the works. The Spice Girls are reportedly interested in starring in their own animated movie that features them as superheroes.
According to Variety, a potential Spice Girls animated film project is being shopped around for producing partners. The publication reports that all five members of the group -- Victoria Beckham ("Posh Spice"), Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice"), Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"), Melanie Chisholm ("Sporty Spice") and Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice") -- have signed off on their likenesses been used in the project. Furthermore, each member will voice their own character.
The project will be a superhero movie that focuses on the message of "girl power." Each character will have a "girl power" unique to that group member that reflects each girl's personality (so Baby Spice can talk to babies, I guess?). According to a source close to the story, The Spice Girls are "fired up" about the idea and are thinking big on a global franchise scale.
While the news may seem random, it's certainly an interesting way to capitalize on current trends in Hollywood. Female-led projects are in more demand than ever thanks to the success of several movies, such as Wonder Woman. Superhero movies are also the most popular genre right now, with several studios attempting to build up their own franchise around whatever characters they can get. Finally, nostalgia is a huge selling factor, considering all the movie and TV reboots that are circulating today. This Spice Girls movie checks off all of those boxes, and there's nothing wrong with spreading a little extra female empowerment.
Anticipation of a Spice Girls reunion has been building for a little while now. The group was recently photographed together, with Victoria Beckham even posting about it to Instagram. The photo came with a statement that read "the time feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together." At the time, the No. 1 guess was that a concert was on the way, but it seems this film project will be one of these new opportunities.
Only time will tell if this project takes off but be sure to check back in with CinemaBlend for any and all future updates. In the meantime, you can keep yourself busy by looking through our 2018 movie release schedule.