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Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Heart! Sony is ready to give us a Captain Planet movie

Jun. 27, 2013by:

Guys. Guys. Guys. Guess what? One of our favorite childhood animated series from the 90s is making its way to the big screen. Which one is it? I'm sure you have a million guesses but did you say...wait for it...

CAPTAIN PLANET AND THE PLANETEERS?!

First thing that comes to mind with this live-action adaptation is: Will Don Cheadle be available? Can we not just expand on the Funny or Die skit?

This isn't the first time we are hearing about such an idea. In fact, we brought it to you first in 2011 and now we're just getting a move on it. Turns out that Sony Pictures are picking up the rights to acquire the material. The adaptation will be produced by Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford.

For those of you who never had the chance to know the glory of CAPTAIN PLANET AND THE PLANETEERS, THR already has the story set up for you:

Captain Planet told the story of five teens from around the world -- North America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and South America (if this isnt tailored for todays international marketplace, I dont know what is) -- that are given powers by Gaia, the earth spirit, in order to protect the planet from the devastation of polluters. When their powers are not enough, the teens combine to summon a superhero named Captain Planet. The Captain and the Planeteers fought villains such as Dr. Blight, Verminous Skumm, Duke Nukem and Looten Plunder. (The series initially attracted high-profile celebrities to play the baddies -- Sting, Meg Ryan and James Coburn among them.)

It was cheesy as f*ck but awesome all the same. In the 90s, people were being more conscious of the environment and what we could do to conserve our natural resources for future generations. They tried to get kids involved as well, and CAPTAIN PLANET served as one of those ideas. I use tto have one of the power rings though I can't remember which at the time. I'll have to get another once they get some merchandise out for this.

Don't worry. I've provided you with the opening/ending theme and the Don Cheadle skit. Best of both worlds.

Extra Tidbit: How will they make this cool now?
Source: THR

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10:48PM on 06/28/2013

definitely . . . . .

NOT interested! however, i do crack up every time i see Don Cheadle as Captain Planet!
NOT interested! however, i do crack up every time i see Don Cheadle as Captain Planet!
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2:39PM on 06/28/2013

Channing Tatum

I think the dude was made for this role
I think the dude was made for this role
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12:14PM on 06/28/2013
I mainly remember that everything up to "By your powers combined" might be interesting, but Captain Planet was like Superman without Kryptonite. Yeah, I'd prefer Don Cheadle or Ted Turner, but I'll still admit vague curiosity with how this would look.

But Red4 is absolutely right.
I mainly remember that everything up to "By your powers combined" might be interesting, but Captain Planet was like Superman without Kryptonite. Yeah, I'd prefer Don Cheadle or Ted Turner, but I'll still admit vague curiosity with how this would look.

But Red4 is absolutely right.
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10:01AM on 06/28/2013

Talk about a challenge...

This is gonna be a tough one for writers/directors, from what I remember I only watched the show because literally nothing else was on, and sure I could have played outside or read a bookbut I just loved watching TV more. Compared to the Batman animated series, gargoyles & all the disney shows(duck tales, tail spin, etc) that were on at the time, this was just the worst show...
This is gonna be a tough one for writers/directors, from what I remember I only watched the show because literally nothing else was on, and sure I could have played outside or read a bookbut I just loved watching TV more. Compared to the Batman animated series, gargoyles & all the disney shows(duck tales, tail spin, etc) that were on at the time, this was just the worst show...
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8:26AM on 06/28/2013

AWESOME!

I've been saying for years this would make for a killer live action film. Done in an 'Iron Manesque' sort-of-way, and boys and girls you have a new franchise. If it's done well this could be the next big thing...
I've been saying for years this would make for a killer live action film. Done in an 'Iron Manesque' sort-of-way, and boys and girls you have a new franchise. If it's done well this could be the next big thing...
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7:02AM on 06/28/2013
I don't care how old he is. Not casting Donny Osmond as Captain Planet would be one of the biggest mistakes in cinema history.
I don't care how old he is. Not casting Donny Osmond as Captain Planet would be one of the biggest mistakes in cinema history.
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5:39AM on 06/28/2013
That's one creepy looking Cheadle! Clowns and make up like that scare the sh*t out of me.
That's one creepy looking Cheadle! Clowns and make up like that scare the sh*t out of me.
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2:22AM on 06/28/2013

If You Smell....

...what The Rock is cooking as Capt. America!
...what The Rock is cooking as Capt. America!
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2:30AM on 06/28/2013
Wrong superhero, bud. ;)

But The Rock is a very possible choice, me thinks.
Wrong superhero, bud. ;)

But The Rock is a very possible choice, me thinks.
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12:54AM on 06/28/2013

Bomb

I think just making a Ted Turner horror flick would be a better idea. The animated series sucked then, nostalgia aside, 20 years later no one is going to care now.
I think just making a Ted Turner horror flick would be a better idea. The animated series sucked then, nostalgia aside, 20 years later no one is going to care now.
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12:52AM on 06/28/2013
Holy sh*t this is awesome.
Holy sh*t this is awesome.
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11:56PM on 06/27/2013

Base This In The 90's!

It would be so cool if they actually based this series in the 90's. That would be awesome. 90's music, 90's clothes, 90's vehicles, 90's architecture.

This could turn out to be cheesily awesome, or just cheesy and bad. It all depends on the types of teenagers they cast. Likable ones, or shitty, douchey ones who're just there to get 13-yo girls to buy tickets and 35-yo pedobears to download a screener. I'm thinking Gore Verbinski could make this really cool. Or get M.Night and kill the brand
It would be so cool if they actually based this series in the 90's. That would be awesome. 90's music, 90's clothes, 90's vehicles, 90's architecture.

This could turn out to be cheesily awesome, or just cheesy and bad. It all depends on the types of teenagers they cast. Likable ones, or shitty, douchey ones who're just there to get 13-yo girls to buy tickets and 35-yo pedobears to download a screener. I'm thinking Gore Verbinski could make this really cool. Or get M.Night and kill the brand forever. It all depends at this point.
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10:03AM on 06/28/2013
hahaha @ the shyamalan coment
hahaha @ the shyamalan coment
11:36PM on 06/27/2013
It's going to be interesting how they handle this movie. Totally cheesy and for kids, or do we have another superhero franchise on our hands?
It's going to be interesting how they handle this movie. Totally cheesy and for kids, or do we have another superhero franchise on our hands?
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11:20PM on 06/27/2013

LOLLLl

HAHAH. Thats funny as fuck. "I'm captain planet motherfucker." LOLLL I wish we would get and R rated version like this for shits and giggles. But seriously this show was amazing as a kid I loved it so damn much.
HAHAH. Thats funny as fuck. "I'm captain planet motherfucker." LOLLL I wish we would get and R rated version like this for shits and giggles. But seriously this show was amazing as a kid I loved it so damn much.
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11:16PM on 06/27/2013
Extra tidbit: Make it Fast & Furious style - each Planeteer has their own suped-up environment-friendly car that drives alongside Captain Planet in their quest to save the world!
Extra tidbit: Make it Fast & Furious style - each Planeteer has their own suped-up environment-friendly car that drives alongside Captain Planet in their quest to save the world!
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10:55PM on 06/27/2013
You know, I actually think this might work. Here's a decent fanmade trailer: [link]
You know, I actually think this might work. Here's a decent fanmade trailer: [link]
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10:38PM on 06/27/2013
Cheadle or bust!
Cheadle or bust!
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10:29PM on 06/27/2013
If Captain is played by Don Cheadle then I am in.....
If Captain is played by Don Cheadle then I am in.....
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10:12PM on 06/27/2013
The amount of pollution this movie will create is ironic.
The amount of pollution this movie will create is ironic.
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