People of the world get ready to spice up your life because the Spice Girls are ready to take over again - this time, as animated superheroes! The members of the '90s British all girl group - which includes Victoria Beckham, (Posh Spice), Melanie 'Mel B' Brown (Scary Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Melanie 'Mel C' Chisholm (Sporty Spice) and Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) - recently sparked rumours of a reunion when they posted a picture of them all together on social media.
Fans of the girl power supergroup were quickly dismayed when they learned that the women weren't planning a reunion tour after all. However, it seems that they are working on some new and exciting projects together. While members of the group have been dropping hints that a reunion tour may or may not be still be in the works at some point in the future, it seems they have agreed to lend their voices to an exciting new animated project.
According to Variety, all five Spice Girls have given the go ahead for an animated Spice Girls movie featuring the women as superheroes. The group members have agreed to voice the characters in the movie, which will further promote the 'girl power' message that made the Spice Girls so popular to begin with. The magazine also reports that each woman's character will have a 'girl power' that will suit their respective personality.
The project is currently being shopped around to potential partners, and it seems that the most famous girl group of all time has set their sights pretty high. According to one of Variety's sources, the group's members are "fired up" about the whole idea:
"The Spice Girls are thinking big in terms of a franchise on a global scale. They’re the most successful girl group on the planet. It’s just what Marvel or Disney needs.”
There's no doubt that the Spice Girls still have the power to draw a crowd and earn big dollars. The excitement that was generated after one picture of the five women together was posted on social media proves there is still an audience who is willing to embrace what the Spice Girls are selling. Their reunion tour in 2007 was a massive hit, with shows selling out within minutes, and the pop culture icons have earned millions in not just touring revenue but in merchandising dollars as well. The won't be the first time that the Spice Girls star in their own movie, either. The women appeared in 1998's Spice World - a critically-panned film that nevertheless made $101 million worldwide on a $25 million budget.
In the current #MeToo and #TimesUp climate, there's definitely a market for female empowerment movies that promote the 'girl power' message that the Spice Girls have become synonymous with. Manager Simon Fuller has yet to comment on the animated superhero movie reports, but he hasn't shot down the idea of a possible reunion tour. Elsewhere, Melanie Brown hinted during a guest star appearance on 'The Real' that all five Spice Girls will be performing at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming royal nuptials.
We will bring you more information on the Spice Girls animated superhero movie as it becomes available.