You heard right. Even after Funny or Die gave us a dark live-action vision of the greatest Planeteer, a full length feature adaptation is now in the works. And it’s being produced from the deck of a giant yacht by a man with such a clear sense of environmental impact: Leo Dicaprio.
According to Esquire:
“DiCaprio’s company is likely working with Glen Powell, who stars on the Fox show Scream Queens, to co-write the script with Jono Matt. The movie will take place many years after the TV show, and Captain Planet will be “a washed-up has-been who needs the kids more than they need him.” It’s an easy bet that there will be “one last mission” involved somewhere in the plot.”
While my inner child is curious about an update of the 90’s cartoon so many many years later, I’m unsure the project has the right lead – I’m still stuck on Leo claiming Calgary natives had no idea what a chinook was after warm spring winds affected the filming of The Revenant. They only named a mall after the phenomenon, brah.