Leonardo DiCaprio to produce superhero film Captain Planet

Everybody Wants Some!! actor Glen Powell is said to be co-writing the script

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 18 October 2016 08:42
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Leonardo DiCaprio has set his sights on a film about a world-saving superhero named Captain Planet who exists to fight against 'environmental evils.'

Based on TV series Captain Planet and the Planeteers which aired from 1990 to 1992, the film will tell the story of five youngsters from around the world who are given magic rings to control natural elements until they can summon the titular character.

The script, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is being penned by actor Glen Powell and writing partner Jono Matt and will take place years after the series with Captain Planet now a 'washed-up has-been who needs the kids more than they need him.'

DiCaprio is a keen environmentalist so it's no wonder Captain Planet would be production company Appian Way's first foray into the superhero genre. The reigning Best Actor Oscar-winner was recently in London to promote documentary Before the Flood which saw him meet with scientists and activists to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.

Powell is best known for Ryan Murphy TV series Scream Queens and Richard Linklater film Everybody Wants Some!! which was released earlier this year. It is unknown whether he'll also star in Captain Planet.

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