The Spice Girls Are Reportedly Making an Animated Superhero Movie
Variety reports the onetime girl group — they of 1997's iconic Spice World — are working on an animated superhero film. According to the outlet's source, all five members will voice characters based on their stage personas — including Victoria Beckham (“Posh Spice”), Melanie Brown (“Scary Spice”), Emma Bunton (“Baby Spice”), Melanie Chisholm (“Sporty Spice”) and Geri Halliwell (“Ginger Spice”) — and feature a “girl power” unique to their personality. Currently, the project is being shopped around to potential production partners.
The news comes on the heels of rumors that the Brits will return to stage for an anniversary tour this summer. Mel B confirmed as much earlier this month, but it's still unclear if it will come to fruition. Beckham shut down the idea in an interview with Vogue only a few weeks prior, and it hasn't been terribly long since fans last saw them together: They last performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and before that during a 2007-2008 tour.
When it comes to the superhero movie, though, the women are apparently very "fired up."
"The Spice Girls are thinking big in terms of a franchise on a global scale," Variety's source said. "They’re the most successful girl group on the planet. It’s just what Marvel or Disney needs.”
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