Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more interesting, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Leonardo DiCaprio‘s production company Appian Way is producing a Captain Planet movie.
The environmentalism-themed cartoon series from the 90s was about a blue-skinned superhero and had a theme song that went something like this “Captain Planet, He’s our hero. Gonna take pollution down to zero.” who’d be summoned when The Planeteers, a group of multicultural teens who repped earth, fire, wind, water, and heart, shouted, “Let our powers combine!” Then the captain would show up and they’d all yell, “Go, Planet!” As much as it was entertaining it carried an anti-littering message.
The script will reportedly be co-written by Glen Powell from Scream Queens. THR writes that there’s no word yet on whether or not Powell will also star in the movie but there might be a possibility.
This isn’t the first time there’s been talk of a new Captain Planet project—Cartoon Network was supposedly working on a movie back in 2011 but considering our current environmental situation on planet Earth right now, the character seems more relevant than ever.