The Disney Channel is reviving the 2002 animated hit ‘Kim Possible’ as a live-action original movie which will arrive next year, but until then, here is a glimpse of two of the movie’s villains, Doctor Drakken and his assistant Shego, who will be played by Todd Stashwick and Taylor Ortega, respectively.
Co-director Adam B. Stein discussed casting the two villains, saying:
“Shego is one of the funniest characters from the original show, but she’s also incredibly tough. We had to find someone who could be hilarious and pull off the eye rolls and nail filing that Shego’s known for, while still being physically threatening. Todd’s really tall. Taylor was the only one who could push him around with just her presence.”
Check them out below and compare them to the original animated art above:
Stein’s co-director Zach Lipovsky discussed the live-action depictions of the two characters, specifically why Drakken doesn’t have completely blue skin.
“It’s like he’s got a blue infection within. It’s like some experiment or some dastardly plan went wrong years ago and now he’s got this side effect where he’s got a bluish hue.”
Ortega is something of a newcomer, but has appeared on the series ‘Succession’.
Stashwick played Deacon on the Syfy series ‘12 Monkeys‘, and appeared on CBS All Access’ ‘Strange Angel’. He previously played another supervillain, Richard Sionis a.k.a. The Mask on ‘Gotham‘ and portrayed Eli on ‘Heroes’ as well as Father Kieran O’Connell on ‘The Originals’. He previously worked with Disney as a voice actor on ‘Phineas and Ferb’.
Newcomer Sadie Stanley portrays Kim Possible herself, with ‘The Goldbergs” Sean Giambrone as her sidekick Ron Stoppable. Issac Ryan Brown will portray Wade Load, Kim’s tech genius friend. Alyson Hannigan portrays Kim’s mother Dr. Ann Possible, while Connie Ray portrays Nana Possible. Doctor Drakken’s rival, Doctor Dementor will be played by Patton Oswalt, who also voiced the character in the original cartoon. Christy Carlson Romano, who voiced Kim also has an undisclosed role in the film.
The ‘Kim Possible’ movie will premier on the Disney Channel sometime in 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly