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Will There Ever Be A Spice World 2?

Whether you loved them or hated them, the Spice Girls — Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, and Emma Bunton — were a cultural phenomenon of the 1990s. They brought a strong pro-feminism, pro-girl-power message to the pop music scene which music lovers couldn't get enough of. According to Pollstar, over the past couple of decades, they made over $148 million in gross profit from touring; The Mirror reports that they have sold over 90 million records worldwide.

In 1997, they starred in one of the biggest cinematic hits from a musical group of all time, "Spice World." They started to decline in popularity after Halliwell, known more commonly as Ginger Spice, left the group in 1998 (as reported by BBC News), blindsiding both her fans and groupmates. The others have been performing on and off ever since, says Concert Archives — first as a foursome minus Halliwell, and later as a foursome minus Victoria. They aren't a super-tight-knit group anymore, but there are murmurings that a "Spice World" sequel could happen at some point in the future. And we've got all the juicy details about what's going on behind the scenes. 

Fans spiced up their life with the original movie, so it would make sense to do a sequel

The musical movie "Spice World" centered around the performers getting ready for the biggest concert of their careers at the famed Royal Albert Hall. In the process, they had to avoid being waylaid by paparazzi, interrupted by documentary filmmakers, and hounded by overeager screenwriters. It ended with a hilarious moment of breaking the fourth wall right before they received an explosive surprise. To this day, the film still has enough of a nostalgic evergreen charm to enjoy re-watching as an adult with your friends.

The movie got less-than-favorable reviews from critics and audiences, but grossed $26.9 million domestically, according to Rotten Tomatoes. According to Mental Floss, it earned $100 million worldwide and still holds the record for most successful music group movie after 23 years, according to The Numbers. And given how successful (not to mention profitable) nostalgia-grabs are in the entertainment industry today, making a sequel happen would make sense — dollars and cents, that is. 

Well, guess what? There are whispers in the wind that a sequel could be happening; and it might appear on the silver screen sooner than you think.

'Unnamed sources' claim that something kinda funny may be in the works

The Sun recently broke a major story with details of a "Spice World" sequel that are so specific, it's hard to believe that it's just a rumor. Surprisingly, the project is being spearheaded by former Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell. This is a bit ironic, considering that it was her sudden split from the group in the late '90s that nearly destroyed their musical careers. But she's back on board Team Spice Girls and itching to get another movie ready before the original celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.

According to an "unnamed source," both Melanies and Emma B are behind Halliwell's endeavors. Allegedly, she and her fellow Spices are "talking to established names in the business," although those names have not yet been named as of this writing. There's still one holdout, though: former Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, fashion entrepreneur and proud mother. Would she be interested in reuniting with the team for one more big project?

Victoria Beckham says viva for-never to the rumors of a 'Spice World' sequel

Unfortunately, Beckham herself is denying any involvement in a potential follow-up. According to the U.K. publication Metro, the still-posh-but-no-longer-spicy former pop star posted a link to the story via social media, commenting, "Has someone got something to tell me?!" with two emojis, one confused, and one laugh-crying. This isn't out of character for her, either. She's also refused to go touring again in more recent years, citing her family and her fashion business as being the reason why in 2019 interview on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" (posted on YouTube).

Maybe — and this is speculation on our part — she was surprised by the news because Halliwell and friends were waiting until they could give her an offer she couldn't refuse? Based on what The Sun said, it feels like an anniversary sequel (if there is one) is still in the early planning stages. It would be easy to say no to that if your newer businesses and familial obligations were taking up all of your time. But as more details come out, maybe the right producers, directors, and/or a lucrative enough contract could change her mind? Only time will tell. 

Fans will have to settle for the animated superhero Spice Girls movie if they wanna have some fun

Even if a "Spice World" sequel never sees the light of day, a new animated feature from Paramount is confirmed and definitely coming to a big or small screen near you. It will be superhero-themed, with all five group members voicing themselves as themselves, but also with superhuman powers. We assume they will use these powers for the good of girl power all over the world, spreading a hopeful pro-feminist message everywhere they go. 

And who knows — maybe participating in this project with her fellow Spices will leave Beckham feeling a little more nostalgic? Perhaps nostalgic enough to agree to a live-action sequel? Obviously, it's easier for her to record her voice for an animated movie than to travel and star in a real-world film. But getting the band back together for a project which has such potential to be successful could change her mind in the near future.