Captain Planet movie in talks with DiCaprio’s company

Captain PlanetA new Captain Planet series might grace the big screen to “take pollution down to zero” once again, thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio.

According to an article by The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions are in talks for the rights to the 90s cartoon series, Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Jono Matt and Glen Powell (Scream Queens) are being recruited to pen the script. No word yet on who will be cast if this project finally takes flight.

THR provides a brief synopsis of this earth-friendly cartoon show:

Captain Planet and the Planeteers was a TV show that aired from September 1990 to December 1992. It centered on 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.

THR likewise reveals that the story for this new movie may take place in the future, years after the adventures of the original show, “with the Captain now a washed-up has-been who needs the kids more than they need him.”

This seems to be a fitting project for DiCaprio, who is an active advocate for the environment and who often speaks out on important issues such as global warming.

Watch this space for more news and updates about the new Captain Planet movie.