Leo DiCaprio Is Bringing A Classic Superhero To The Big Screen
SO MUCH NOSTALGIA.
Sound the ‘90s nostalgia klaxon, because legendary cartoon franchise Captain Planet is reportedly coming to the big screen, courtesy of Leonardo DiCaprio. Disappointingly, it doesn’t sound like Leo will be bleaching his hair green to actually play the man himself, but is acting as producer to bring Cap and chums to a cinema near you…
For those of you not familiar with the show (and THAT theme tune) Captain Planet & The Planeteers followed an eco-minded superhero aiming to “take pollution down to zero” and put the boot into villains “who like to loot and plunder”. So yeah, one of the good guys basically.
DiCaprio himself has long been an outspoken supporter of various environmental issue, so it kind of makes sense to see him get involved with Captain Planet, rather than, y’know, Ducktales. Although that would also be legit awesome…
Very little has been revealed in terms of plot, although rumour has it that this version of Cap will see him all washed up, until inevitably, impending disaster has him up on his feet and back in action. Altogether now, “When your powers combine, I am CAPTAIN PLANET!”
- By George Wales @GeorgeWales85