The Spice Girls formed in 1994 with five members, all known by their nicknames and characters. They made Spice World in 1997, after which Geri Horner (then Halliwell) was the first to leave before the band split completely in 2000. They first reunited in 2007, then in 2012 for the Olympics, but since have not performed together.
Will there be a Spice World movie sequel?
Since earlier this year, reports have suggested the Spice Girls could be donning their platforms and Union Jack outfits once again in another epic film.
The first, despite receiving terrible reviews from critics of the time, became a cult classic and a favourite among fans.
In fact, the fictionalised band movie was reinvented by Spice World, the first film and creator Kim Fuller went on to create a series vehicle for band S Club 7.
This month, The Sun reported the band had approached a screenwriter to write a new film, with the project being managed by the group’s new manager and colleague, Geri Horner.
The source said: “The girls have been talking about how to mark the film’s anniversary and are actively considering making a tongue-in-cheek sequel.
“They have approached a screenwriter who is considering working on the project and making tentative steps forward.
“It is still in the early stages but they are talking to established names in the business, which proves they are taking a big screen comeback seriously.”
The band are heading out on tour again in 2022, which will mark the 10 year anniversary of their last performance as a five-piece, at the 2012 London Olympics.
At the moment, Victoria Beckham has said she will not go on tour and has also suggested the reports about a film may just be rumours.
Sharing the story claiming a Spice World 2 is coming out, Victoria said: “Has someone got something to tell me?!”
Previously, she spoke about her decision not to join the girls on tour in 2019, saying: “It took me a lot of courage not to go on tour with the Spice Girls again, but to be the one who says, ‘You know, I’m not doing it because things feel different now than they used to’.
“I’d rather concentrate on my family and my company.”
Despite Victoria seemingly suggesting Spice World 2 is not happening, the Spice Girls’ profile picture on Twitter is of the Spice World logo.
Last year, Mel C also suggested their lives were movie material, and even seemed to confirm a potential reunion in 2021.
She told Lorraine Kelly in 2020: “We had the most incredible year last year, playing stadiums all across the UK and Ireland.
“And we have got to do it again, we talk about it all the time…
“I think the music and the story of the Spice Girls, the beginnings of it, everything that happened in between, I think it’s perfect subject matter for one of those movies.”
While this may not be a confirmation, it could point towards a sequel or perhaps a biopic, though fans will likely have to wait for anything official.
If Mel C’s reunion suggestions were accurate, 2021 would be the perfect time as it would mark the band’s 25th anniversary.
However, given the coronavirus has scuppered plans to tour, it may be the 25th anniversary is moved to 2022, if it is indeed on the cards.
Mel C said to The One Show in 2020: “There’s so much uncertainty isn’t there at the moment with things.
“We do talk, we would love to do more shows, but we can’t really plan at the moment.
“But hopefully, if it’s not next year, then maybe the year after. I’m very keen.”
Whether it’s Spice World 2 or another tour, it is clear the Spice Girls are not giving up on performing just yet.