If you’re feeling a little down on the state of the environment, Leonardo DiCaprio might have the movie for you. The actor’s production company, Appian Way, is reportedly partnering with Paramount to make a film about Captain Planet, the green-haired environmental superhero last seen in ’90s cartoons. in character rights talks and apparently field writers to tell a story about a jaded, washed-out version of the superhero.
According to The hollywood reporter, the script – by relative newcomer Jono Matt and Scream queens star Glen Powell – would follow Captain Planet years after the events of his cartoon series. Unable to succeed in his goal of reducing pollution to zero, the good Captain now needs the help of the five children he had previously recruited in his environmental mission, each representing the power of wind, fire, earth, water, and uh, “heart.”
This is the second time that a Captain Planet film has been mentioned. Sony Pictures had already entered negotiations for the rights of the character, but ultimately did not produce a film, paving the way for the new take of Paramount. The topic is also likely to be a companion project for DiCaprio, who has become something of Hollywood’s Captain Planet in recent years – minus the green hair, blue skin, and flight abilities, of course.