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DiCaprio’s Production Company Considering Remaking Captain Planet

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s film production company wants to create a film version of Captain Planet that depicts the 1990s superhero as a washed-up environmentalist.

The Oscar-winning actor’s production company, Appian Way, is reportedly partnering with Paramount to update Captain Planet — a superhero character who flew around the world fighting companies that produce products that emit pollution.

“Captain Planet and the Planeteers” aired from September 1990 to December 1992. It’s plot centered on five kids from different countries who were given magical rings with the ability to control natural elements. Captain Planet cannot be summoned unless the youngsters join their rings together in unison.

The film version would follow Captain Planet several years after the original series ended. It would show the super hero on the down-and-outs, eventually regaining his power and strength by calling upon help from the gang of global warming-fighting millennials.

The movie is a perfect fit for DiCaprio, who has turned himself into one of the many part-tine environmentalists littering Hollywood. It’s also the actor’s the second go around making a movie addressing global warming.

The “Wolf of Wall Street” actor’s new climate change documentary, “Before The Flood,” shows DiCaprio jet-setting around the world, watching glaciers from helicopters, and convening with President Barack Obama and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

DiCaprio is a proponent of the blossoming “keep it in the ground” movement, which essentially promotes the idea that global warming can only be arrested by keeping fossil fuels inside the Earth.

He said earlier this year that the only way to solve global warming is to keep fossil fuels in the ground, thus echoing a comment Obama made in 2015 when he told reporters that keeping Earth safe requires “keeping some fossil fuels in the ground.”

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