Leonardo DiCaprio Leads ‘Captain Planet’ Film Pitch

Mega-star Leonardo DiCaprio is the early stages of pitching a Captain Planet film. The news comes from ComicBookResources.com via The Hollywood Reporter. Dicaprio’s own production company, Appian Way, is trying to secure the rights to the beloved and much watched 90s cartoon series. He is teaming up with Scream Queen’s star Glen Powell, who would be scripting the movie with writing partner Jono Matt.  DiCaprio’s passion for environmental issues is well known and it’s no surprise he’d be interested in a property with so many similar themes. In fact, he’s already produced a film on global warming, the documentary The 11th Hour.  Captain Planet’s original plot and themes revolved around an international group of teenagers  with elemental based abilities. Called “Planeteers” and led by the Earth spirit Gaia, the heroic teens fought all manner of pollution and environmentally damaging villains. When it was needed, the five kids combined their will and powers to summon the titular superhero to save the day.


Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program created by Ted Turner, Robert Larkin III, and Barbara Pyle. It was produced by Pyle, Nicholas Boxer, Andy Heyward and Robby London, and developed by Pyle, Boxer, Heyward, London, Thom Beers, Bob Forward, Phil Harnage and Cassandra Schafhausen. The series was produced by Turner Program Services and DIC Entertainment. It was broadcast on TBS from September 15, 1990, to December 5, 1992. A sequel series, The New Adventures of Captain Planet, was produced by Hanna-Barbera and Turner Program Services and was broadcast from September 11, 1993, to May 11, 1996. Both series continue today in syndication.

Manuel Gomez
Manuel Gomez
Assistant Comic Book Editor. Manny has been obsessed with comics since childhood. He reads some kind of comic every single day. He especially loves self-published books and dollar bin finds. 'Nuff said!