Millennial heads are exploding everywhere as news of a live-action Kim Possible movie spreads like wildfire across social media platforms.
While it may initially seem disappointing to not see the words “reboot” in any updates online, it’s still exciting to think about what adventures Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable have yet to explore. And let’s not pretend we all haven’t thought about what our favorite characters might look like IRL.
The project recently entered its second phase, when Disney subtly tweeted an announcement about casting in the early morning of February 7. According to Bustle, the film is set to be titled What’s the Sitch? Which, for any closeted fake fans out there, is a tribute to one of Kim’s signature catchphrases from the original animated series.
— Disney Channel (@DisneyChannel) February 7, 2018
Airing on Disney Channel from 2002 to 2007, the franchise is still considered one of its most successful shows to date; wrapping up with 87 episodes, two films, and eight total Emmy nominations (of which it was awarded one in 2005, for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing — Live Action and Animation). It was the network’s longest-running program of all time, until being surpassed by Phineas and Ferb in 2012.
While we’ve yet to receive any details regarding the upcoming film’s plot, or what characters we’ll be seeing again, we do know its script is in trustworthy hands. Series creators Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley will work alongside Josh Cagan (The DUFF) to write while directing duties are being entrusted to Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky.
In the franchise’s original run, Kim was voiced by Even Stevens star Christy Carlson Romano, while the voice of her best friend, sidekick, and (spoiler alert) eventual love interest Ron Stoppable was provided by Will Friedle, also known for his role in Boy Meets World. However, with the new film being live-action, it’s unlikely these stars will be reprising their roles. This project will be an opportunity for a couple of new starlets to provide a refreshing portrayal of our favorite characters, while surely still finding ways to tap into the series’ roots.
Hopes are at an all-time high for this film, and knowing Disney, we won’t be disappointed. For now, we’ll be changing our ringtones back to the iconic Kim Possible jingle everyone at some pointed used in the early 2000s and cross our fingers for guest appearances by our favorite evil duo, Shego and Drakken.
And who knows? If the film garners enough popularity, it’s possible Kim Possible could return to television to inspire a new generation of preteens!
If was up to you to cast the movie, who would you choose to play your favorite characters? Let us know in the comments!