Reading movie news, movie reviews and everything new and old on the subject is apart of my daily life. Its why I do what I do right now, not being paid for it. Sometimes, things get announced and I don't get too surprised anymore. I may get excited, or I may get slightly blindsided, but I end up loving the choice. Whether its a cast choice I like, or a director adapting something I love or a screenwriter attached to do something cool. I live for the thrill of anticipation, and I live for the thrill of the payoff, watching these things unfold onscreen. Way too often am I so blown away by an idea that I can't believe it. But, sometimes it happened.
I didn't expect many things to happen today that ended up happening. One of those things was the announcement that Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, is developing a Captain Planet movie.
I grew up with Captain Planet. It was about five teenagers who had magical rings that controlled a certain natural element. When they brought the rings together, they created a blue and green superhero named Captain Planet who fought for Mother Nature and all of her creations! Each episode always ended with a nice tip to keep the planet greener and thriving. It was something I had always loved watching growing up, because of course I did. How will it work as a movie today? Well, we will just have to wait and see.
I guess, when I think about it, I suppose I am not that surprised that Leonardo DiCaprio of all people is attached to make the film. I mean, he already talks and acts like he's Captain Planet already, which isn't a bad thing at all.
I have no idea if Leo plans to star as Captain Planet, or if he's merely throwing money at the movie. But this is a little bizarre, but it could be a good bizarre. Leo really believes in making this planet green again, and he clearly cares about his beliefs. Could this be a genuine "save the planet" movie without jamming the politics down our throats? That remains to be seen.
I wonder if Leo isn't playing Captain Planet, if Don Cheadle will put the Captain costume back on again...
Definitely more on this story as it progresses...