Leonardo DiCaprio is working on a Captain Planet movie.
As you may remember from the theme song, Captain Planet is “our hero. Gonna take pollution down to zero.” The environmentalism-themed cartoon series from the 1990s followed the blue-skinned superhero, who would be summoned when The Planeteers, a group of multicultural teens who represented earth, fire, wind, water and heart, shouted, “Let our powers combine!” Then the captain would show up and they’d all yell, “Go, Planet!”
Apparently, DiCaprio is going to use this ’90s nostalgia and bring it to a theater near you. The script will reportedly be co-written by Glen Powell from Scream Queens. THR writes that there’s no word yet on whether or not Powell will also star in the movie, thereby kicking off speculation that Powell will star in the movie.
This is not the first time someone has talked about making a Captain Planet movie. Cartoon Network was supposedly working on a movie back in 2011, and Adi Shankar had a plan for a darker Captain Planet movie last year. But, considering Leonardo DiCaprio’s commitment to the environment, I can see this movie actually heading into production.