It’s been 12 long years since Mean Girls was first released but the film’s cultural impact continues to this day.
Written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan along with Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lizzy Kaplan and Amy Poehler among others, it’s a movie that is constantly quoted by fans and frequently the source of any number of Gifs and memes online.
So when Lohan decided to upload a throwback picture from the film, featuring herself alongside co-stars McAdams and Lacey Chabert – the woman who turned her back on Family Guy – fans were always likely to get excited.
What few could have expected, however, was for Lohan to hint at a possible return to the big screen for Cady Heron and the Plastics.
“Miss you all… sequel?” Lohan teases alongside the throwback shot, sending millions of fans the world over into overdrive in the process.
It’s unclear whether there was ever originally a plan to create a sequel, following the success of the original but the signs suggest that may well be the case.
A direct-to-DVD was actually produced in 2011, though it represents a stand-alone film that does not continue the story of the original with Principal Ron Duvall, played by Tim Meadows, the only star from the original to return.
It was forgettable, to say the least…
But while in the past the potential for a sequel was likely to rest on the availability of Lohan, the ascent of her co-stars, Seyfried and McAdams as well as Fey and Poehler for that matter, means that a follow-up could still be some way off.
Will Lohan & Co. take on the role of mothers to a new generation of high schoolers this time round? Well, that would make a lot more sense than having a group of 30-somethings playing teens – best leave that sort of nonsense to Luke Perry.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.