The Spice Girls animated movie is officially happening after months of waiting following the early 2019 news that teased the former group reuniting for a movie.
According to Paramount, all the five members of the all-girls pop group will be lending their voices for the upcoming movie, and that means Posh Spice aka Victoria Beckham is returning too! This news comes after the band reunited to go on tour this year - which Posh Spice decided to stay away from, making the idea of seeing all five of them together on the screen once again even more highly anticipated.
What's better? The animated film will show the five members turn into superheroes and so with Marvel's Avengers saga finally coming to an end, this might be all the making up we need on that front.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that the group's manager Simon Fuller is producing the upcoming animated film, while the script is coming from Legally Blonde's Karen McCullah and Kiwi Smith. Even though there isn't a director assigned to helm the project yet, the movie is expected to release some time in the next year. Fuller had confirmed earlier this year that the massively popular girl band will be featuring as their own selves in the animated venture. As for the band, it now consists of only four of the original members - Mel B, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, and Geri Halliwell. But even without Beckham, they are also gearing up for an upcoming UK comeback tour later this year, and with the movie on the cards, they will also be gracing your screens for the same.
"What's coming next is that we are going to be doing lots of exciting things. We'll be making an animated movie and there's lots of exciting plans to come," Fuller had shared with Billboard. Admitting that he "expected" the immediate success with sold-out shows of The Spice Girls comeback tour, he shared: "To be honest with you, while it was clearly phenomenal, they are such an awesome phenomenon I expected it. The last tour we did seven or eight years ago the demand was equal, if not maybe even more. It's a global phenomenon. They're more timely now than ever and it's fantastic. I'm so happy for the girls. They deserve it."
Bunton aka Baby Spice had also teased the animated production featuring the girls as superheroes during her appearance on the talk show 'This Morning' on June 6. "It's something that we're talking about," she had revealed. "The opportunities we get given, it's amazing. There is so much excitement, it's just about making sure it's the right thing."