The Disney Channel has added two more names to the cast of the upcoming “Kim Possible” live-action movie. The network announced this week that actor and singer Christy Carlson Romano and comedian Patton Oswalt will both be joining the cast. The duo will join Sadie Stanley and Sean Giambrone, who are playing the roles of Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable respectively.
Disney has been busy promoting the upcoming original movie, bringing the event to San Diego Comic-Con this summer for a promotional tour. At the event producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley revealed a first-look photo of the iconic character to fans, previewing Kim Possible in her iconic outfit.
As for a premiere date, right now Disney Channel has only confirmed a 2019 release window. The original movie is based on the global-hit animated series about an everyday high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from villains who want to take over the world. Also starring in the original movie 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”). So far the only video promotion released for the movie was a 15sec trailer released earlier last week. Fans of the franchise can watch that video below.
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.