Kim Possible Remake in the Works
May 7, 2018
It has been over a decade since the final episode of Kim Possible aired. The show, possibly one of Disney Channel’s greatest, followed a teenage girl who fought crime while balancing high school. It was adored by children of all ages who could only dream of having the crime-fighting abilities of Kim Possible. This year, in the spirit of remakes which have done tremendously well, Disney has started the production of a live-action Kim Possible movie. The script will be written by the same creators of the animated series, Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley. This Disney Channel Original Movie, or DCOM for short, is set to release on Disney Channel in 2019.
Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable, the two main characters of the show, have recently been cast. Sadie Stanley, a sixteen-year-old actress from Columbia, South Carolina, will play the titular role of Kim Possible. Her performance will be a surprise to all viewers since this is her biggest role to date, but the creators seem to have faith in her abilities. Ron Stoppable will be played by Sean Giambrone, most notably known for his role as Adam in The Goldbergs. Giambrone’s reputation precedes him, and his hilarious acting and unprecedented voice in the ABC show definitely landed him the role. Although all the spotlight is on the new actors, the former voice actors of this beloved show were not completely forgotten. Christy Carlson Romano and Will Friedle, the actors that voiced Kim and Ron, took part in an amusing skit to reveal the new casting.
“I am excited to see a teenager playing a strong teenage girl as opposed to an older actress… It will definitely be different than what we’re used to as kids, but I’m excited to see if it will meet all our expectations,” said junior Madi Lynch, a fan of Disney Channel since childhood. At this point, the fate of the live-action Kim Possible rests in the hands of the creators. With eleven years to stir up ideas, the creators undoubtedly have some amazing plans for the newest DCOM.