Get Ready For “Captain Planet,” The Movie

“Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take animation down to zero.” That is my roundabout way of telling you that the Cartoon Network has announced that they will be making a live-action movie version of the ’90s TV show, “Captain Planet.” “The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today,” said Stuart Snyder, a head honcho at Turner Broadcasting. “With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender.” For realsies.While this might seem a little random, I can hardly say that I’m surprised. It feels like Hollywood is hungry for superheroes at the moment—from Captain America to the Green Lantern—and if they can’t find a new one, they just reboot an old one. (See: “The Amazing Spider-Man.”) I’m surprised it took someone this long to think of the Planeteers.

So who will be the lucky star to say, “By our powers combined, I am Captain Planet”? Guess we will have to wait and see.


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