We have our first look at the upcoming live-action Kim Possible movie. The movie wasn't set to be showcased at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, but the annual pop culture event is known for delivering surprises and that's at least half of the fun. As such, Disney decided to drop a little something on some unsuspecting fans in the form of the first image from the Kim Possible movie, which will air on the Disney Channel next year.
The image features star Sadie Stanley in costume as the popular cartoon character. The side-by-side image reveals that this is a spot-on bit of casting and that this is going to be very faithful to the Kim Possible animated series. The main difference being that Stanley's costume features a shirt that actually covers her entire midsection. The cartoon features the character wearing a shirt with an exposed midriff. Beyond that, it's dead on. The surprise was slipped in at the end of Disney Channel's panel for Big Hero 6: The Series. During the panel, executive producers Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley, and Nick Filippi took a brief second to reveal a first look at the upcoming live-action movie adaptation. The series was created by McCorkle and Schooley in 2002.
We first reported on the Kim Possible movie in February when casting got underway. In addition to Sadie Stanley, the movie also stars Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs) as Ron Stoppable, Todd Stashwick (The Originals) as the nefarious Dr. Drakken, Taylor Ortega (Succession) as his henchwoman Shego, Issac Ryan Brown (Raven's Home) as Wade Load and Alyson Hannigan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Kim's mom. Hannigan's casting was initially announced in May. Additional cast members are still set to be announced at some point in the near future.
Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Josh Cagan teamed to write the screenplay for the Kim Possible movie. Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky are on board to co-direct the flick. McCorkle and Schooley are also on board as executive producers, alongside Zanne Devine. Unfortunately, for the time being, we just have this one photo and don't have an actual plot synopsis or anything along those lines. Still, this serves as a nice surprise for Disney fans and bodes well for the adaptation.
Kim Possible originally ran from 2002 to 2007 for a total of 87 episodes. The titular character was voiced by Christy Carlson Romero in the series. During the show's run, it was nominated for a total of eight Emmys, winning one. The series also spawned two animated movies in the form of 2003's Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time and 2005's Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama. Disney has yet to set an exact premiere date for the movie just yet, but it's set to arrive in 2019. Be sure to check out the first photo, courtesy of Oh My Disney, for yourself below.