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Leonardo DiCaprio looking to bring Captain Planet to the big-screen

10.17.2016

Captain Planet Leonardo DiCaprio Don Cheadle

Captain Planet and the Planeteers, the environmentally themed 90's animated series which followed "five young people from around the world who were given magical rings that had the power to control natural elements. United, they can summon Captain Planet, a superhero who helps them fight against environmental evils," will be getting the big-screen treatment courtesy of Leonardo DiCaprio. I can't say that I was expecting to write that headline today.

THR reports that Paramount Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions are currently in talks for the rights to the Captain Planet TV series. Sony had been developing their own Captain Planet film but they let the rights lapse which set the stage for Leonardo DiCaprio to swoop in and save the day. The studio is also looking at Glen Powell (Scream Queens) and Jono Matt to pen the script. As for what the CAPTAIN PLANET movie will be about, THR's sources say that Matt and Powell have come up with a subversive take on the material which has it taking place "years after the adventures of the show, with the Captain now a washed-up has-been who needs the kids more than they need him." Sounds like it could work, in a 21 JUMP STREET sort of way, but I'm just hoping that they're able to get Don Cheadle on-board to play the title role. The power is mine, bitches!

Source: THR

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12:02PM on 10/18/2016
I'm sensing Captain Planet will take the same route as the new Power Rangers movie - as in taking itself super seriously. Might work. We'll see.
I'm sensing Captain Planet will take the same route as the new Power Rangers movie - as in taking itself super seriously. Might work. We'll see.
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9:25AM on 10/18/2016

21 Jump Street??

If this was more like a super hero film then it would work. But 21 Jump Street? Did you even watch the show?
If this was more like a super hero film then it would work. But 21 Jump Street? Did you even watch the show?
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6:26AM on 10/18/2016
"Sounds like it could work, in a 21 JUMP STREET sort of way" I doubt that would happen, considering that Leo is serious when it comes to the enviroment.
"Sounds like it could work, in a 21 JUMP STREET sort of way" I doubt that would happen, considering that Leo is serious when it comes to the enviroment.
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1:08AM on 10/18/2016
"years after the adventures of the show, with the Captain now a washed-up has-been who needs the kids more than they need him."
That sounds dumb af. Like something that Adam Sandler would have agreed to star in.

Well if they're really going that way, why not go all out 'dark, realistic and edgy' with a whole new Planeteers reboot.
Kwame was a child soldier for an African warlord.
Wheeler is a fat white kid who collects Pokemon.
Linka is a professional CS: GO player. Her catchphrase is
"years after the adventures of the show, with the Captain now a washed-up has-been who needs the kids more than they need him."
That sounds dumb af. Like something that Adam Sandler would have agreed to star in.

Well if they're really going that way, why not go all out 'dark, realistic and edgy' with a whole new Planeteers reboot.
Kwame was a child soldier for an African warlord.
Wheeler is a fat white kid who collects Pokemon.
Linka is a professional CS: GO player. Her catchphrase is "Cyka blyat!"
Gi is a ladyboy.
Ma-Ti is a compassionate young boy who talks to animals and just happened to be raised by a drug cartel.
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12:10AM on 10/18/2016
Is Leonardo DiCaprio taking his environmentalism a LITTLE too far? Don't get me wrong, love our planet, wish more people could agree to do their part for it. But Captain Planet was a character I actively rooted against for being an impervious douche to industrialists. I liked the Planeteers though especially that little Mexican kid with the Heart ring.
Is Leonardo DiCaprio taking his environmentalism a LITTLE too far? Don't get me wrong, love our planet, wish more people could agree to do their part for it. But Captain Planet was a character I actively rooted against for being an impervious douche to industrialists. I liked the Planeteers though especially that little Mexican kid with the Heart ring.
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1:10AM on 10/18/2016
*sigh* The 'little Mexican kid' is Brazilian.
*sigh* The 'little Mexican kid' is Brazilian.
9:49AM on 10/18/2016
I was maybe nine years old the last time I watched it.
I was maybe nine years old the last time I watched it.
11:03PM on 10/17/2016
Guy Pearce as Captain Planet
Guy Pearce as Captain Planet
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