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Leonardo DiCaprio to finally save the world with a Captain Planet movie

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Now that he has won an Oscar and achieved all that a man could conceivably achieve, Leonardo DiCaprio has turned his attention to the only thing more important than an Oscar: the planet Earth. He’s already made his climate change documentary Before The Flood—a film that was screened at President Obama’s South By South Lawn festival—but DiCaprio knows that a real issue can’t just be solved with a hard-hitting documentary about how we’re all going to die. An issue as serious as saving our planet needs a real hero, preferably one who can take pollution down to zero, has our powers magnified, and is fighting on the planet side. A hero like Captain Planet.

That’s right, bad guys who like to loot and plunder. Leonardo DiCaprio is getting ready to make a Captain Planet movie, and he’s going to beat the shit out of all you villains who have been harming the Earth. This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says that DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company is in talks to pick up the rights to environmentally friendly ‘90s cartoon series Captain Planet And The Planeteers, with Scream Queens’ Glen Powell possibly co-writing the script. Supposedly, the story would be set many years after the original show and center on a washed-up Captain Planet who now needs his old sidekicks more than they need him—presumably while some ecological disaster threatens the lives of everyone in the world.

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