The Disney Channel has confirmed that they’re making a live-action movie version of ‘Kim Possible’.
The cartoon was a favourite in the mid-2000s, featuring Kim as a teenage crime fighter, who took on scientist villains Dr. Drakken and Shego, alongside her best buddy (and eventual boyfriend) Ron Stoppable and his naked mole rat, Rufus.
Disney Channel announced the news yesterday, with a tweet asking followers who they’d love to see play Kim.
“Call me, beep me, if you want a
#KimPossible DCOM!” they wrote.
“Casting has just begun for live-action Kim Possible Disney Channel Original Movie. Who would you love to see play Kim?”
— Disney Channel (@DisneyChannel) February 7, 2018
Many fans suggested Bella Thorne as Kim, with Zendaya as her pal, Monique.
One Twitter user even thought Pitbull would make a great mole rat.
Please tell me Pitbull is playing Rufus the naked mole rat in the Kim Possible Live Action movie. pic.twitter.com/Bj4KOEUh4N
— Bethany Biron (@bethanybiron) February 7, 2018
However, reactions to the initial news were mixed, with some saying that ‘Kim Possible’ wouldn’t work as a remake, while others welcomed the announcement with excitement.
No thank you… Please make new content instead. Remakes are unoriginal. Hire new people for ideas if you must…
— .. ang !! (@cheolynn) February 7, 2018
I’m getting the sense it’s going to be shit
— Michael Johanson (@TheKewlPerson) February 7, 2018
This is an awful idea! Kim Possible action was possible because of the timing of the ANIMATION that was allowed to move in ways real actors can’t.
Trying to replicate that style of movement on what will almost definitely be a low budget can only be a disaster.
— Mao Mao would've gone for Thanos' head (@MusicalNerd01) February 7, 2018
THIS IS AWESOME
— Rebecca Cinquigranno (@RCinquigranno) February 8, 2018
Yay, I live Kim Possible☺!
— Ciara Nicole Vann????? (@VannCiara) February 7, 2018
So far, there’s no news on when the movie will be released, with casting only just going underway.
It’s not known whether the original ‘Kim Possible’ theme song – ‘Call Me, Beep Me’ – will be used. It was sung by Christina Milian, you can listen below.
Meanwhile, last year it was announced that Beyonce would star in a star-studded live-action remake of 1994 favourite, ‘The Lion King’. Read the full cast list for the film here.
Ryan Reynolds will be playing Detective Pikachu in an upcoming live-action Pokemon film of the same name.
Ken Watanabe – who has starred in such films as ‘The Last Samurai’, ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Inception’ – also officially joined the cast of ‘Detective Pikachu’.