Social-media exploded earlier this year when Disney Channel announced that a live-action adaptation of “Kim Possible” was on the way, the adaptation will star Sadie Stanley and Sean Giambrone in roles of Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable respectively. The network hit San Diego Comic-Con this weekend to promote the show, along with a few other highly anticipated Disney projects, and producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley revealed the first photo of the iconic character to fans. You can see the comparison above, made complete with from head to boot.
The adaptation is scheduled to premiere in 2019 and is based on the global-hit animated series about an everyday high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from villains. Also starring are Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother,” Disney Junior’s animated series “Fancy Nancy”) as brain surgeon Dr. Ann Possible (AKA Mom Possible); Todd Stashwick (“12 Monkeys”) and Taylor Ortega will play fan-favorite villains Drakken and Shego, respectively; Connie Ray (“The Big C”) as grandmother Nana Possible; Ciara Wilson (“OMG!”) as new high school student Athena; Erika Tham (“Make It Pop”) who will play Kim’s childhood frenemy, Bonnie; and Issac Ryan Brown (“Raven’s Home”) as teen computer genius Wade.
The new live action version was written by McCorkle, Schooley and Josh Cagan (“The DUFF,” “Bandslam”). The executive producers are McCorkle, Schooley and Zanne Devine (“I, Tonya” and “Easy A”).
The movie will be co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky (both of Disney XD’s “MECH-X4”). Blyth Nailling (ABC’s “Last Man Standing” and “Scrubs”) is the casting director. We will have to wait a little longer to see a trailer or teaser from the project, but we are hoping that it will become available by the end of the fall.