Yes, for years talks of a Captain Planet live-action film crept around every geek corner & into the ears of 90’s fans across the board. When Sony announced that they would be bringing a live-action Captain Planet film to the big screen, back in 2013, fans of the 90’s animated series jumped for joy. However, although the premise of the film might seem cheesy to some, the core fans will surely back this up.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to produce the Captain Planet film with Sony. Jono Matt & Glen Powell are in talks to pen the script for the film. The film is now in development at Paramount Pictures.
Gaia, the spirit of the planet, is awakened from a long sleep by Hoggish Greedly, who happens to be drilling above her resting chamber. Realizing that the damage is extensive, Gaia sends five magic rings, four with the power to control an element of nature and one controlling the element of Heart, to five chosen youths across the globe: Kwame from Africa, Wheeler from North America, Linka from the Soviet Union (changed to Eastern Europe after theSoviet Union’s dissolution), Gi from Asia, and Ma-Ti from Brazil. These five are dubbed the Planeteers and are tasked with defending the planet from the greatest of disasters and making efforts to educate mankind to keep others from happening.
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