Well-known, environmentally conscious cartoon series Captain Planet and the Planeteers might finally be making a leap to the big screen. The story of five kids from different continents who are given powers to fight pollution, and combine to make the titular superhero, ran for over 100 episodes in the mid-’90s. Since then, producers have tried to bring it to big and small screens alike, with Funny or Die getting the closest by actually casting Don Cheadle to parody the character.
However, it seems Sony Pictures is now close to acquiring the rights to finally make a big-budget, live-action Captain Planet movie. Read More »
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I never watched Captain Planet. Because, you know, a cartoon about an eco-superhero saving the planet? Snooze. But make a live action version with Don Cheadle as a power-drunk Captain Planet and I would watch the shit out of it. Need proof? Hit the jump for the only version of Captain Planet that matters. Read More »