Call Me, Beep Me: There’s A Live-Action ‘Kim Possible’ Coming
Danger or trouble, she’s there on the double.
Here’s the sitch: Disney just announced it’s casting for a live-action “Kim Possible” movie, and fans of the feisty feminist superhero are pumped.
Disney announced the news on Instagram and posed a question to fans: Who do you think should play Kim?
As you might expect, the internet has a few ideas.
First, let’s start with the redheads. Whoever suggested “Riverdale’s” Madelaine Petsch is definitely onto something. The internet took notice and is now obsessed with the idea.
— Jen_lovesmbb (@JLovesmbb) February 7, 2018
Others are throwing “Shadowhunter’s” Kat McNamara in the ring. And we can see why — Kat already has Kim’s signature style down pat.
— Shelby Loren Scott♡🦋 (@SimplyShelbs16) February 7, 2018
Was this picture taken on Halloween? Or did Kat have a premonition of a Kim Possible movie and just decide to start dressing the part? Either way, the similarities are striking.
The great ideas don’t stop there, though. How about Meg Donnelly from “American Housewife” as Kim and “Teen Wolf’s” Froy Gutierrez as Kim’s BFF-turned-BF, Ron Stoppable?
— PERF SQUAD #perf (@Mestonsfam) February 7, 2018
Further suggestions for the starring role, courtesy of the internet’s boundless genius: Yara Shahidi, star of “Black-ish” and “Grown-ish.”
— Alexis Colvin (@alexiscolvin2) February 7, 2018
…or how about Zendaya?
— B? (@beenixole) May 31, 2017
People had ideas about the supporting cast, too. For the role of Kim’s arch enemy, Shego, one Twitter user suggested Megan Fox.
Megan Fox would totally slay playing as Shego in the live action kim possible movie pic.twitter.com/2yy7TEhm6o
— Jungkook (@Jvngkook__) February 7, 2018
And to this user, there’s only one clear choice to play Rufus, Ron’s naked 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
Frankly, nothing feels more right.
“Kim Possible” aired on Disney from 2002 to 2007. It was a hit that spawned two original animated movies and snagged an Emmy nomination in 2003 for outstanding animated program. But even more importantly, it gave us memorable catchphrases like “Booyah” and “What’s the sitch?” — and a very catchy theme song, anchored by the refrain “Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me.”
Personally, we’re hoping the movie will preserve the beeper as Kim’s device of choice. “Call me, text me, if you wanna reach me” just doesn’t have the same ring.