Report: DiCaprio, Paramount to combine powers, create live action ‘Captain Planet’ movie

Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio, shown speaking at the Our Ocean, One Future conference in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, is reportedly in talks to work with Paramount and his production company on a live-action 'Captain Planet' movie. (AP file)
Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio, shown speaking at the Our Ocean, One Future conference in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, is reportedly in talks to work with Paramount and his production company on a live-action 'Captain Planet' movie. (AP file)

(MEDIA GENERAL) – The 90s reboot is almost complete!

On the heels of the “Power Rangers” and “Legends of The Hidden Temple” remakes, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting another 90s icon is making a comeback – Captain Planet.

Per THR, Paramount and the production company of noted environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio are working together on a project, with Paramount working to secure the rights to the cartoon series.

The cartoon series “Captain Planet and the Planeteers,” which aired from 1990-96, centered on five teenagers from across the world with powerful rings that could control natural elements – Earth, fire, wind, water and heart! And when those powers combine, Captain Planet is summoned to help protect the Earth from eco-villains like polluters, poachers or those breaking environmental laws.

The project reportedly was in development at Sony but was shelved and the rights have since lapsed.

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