The reboot that no one asked for

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Since there is a rebirth of 90s television shows getting rebooted with either television extensions or movies. Well there is one that will be coming out that no one has ever asked for-Captain Planet reboot.

For those of you that don’t know, Captain Planet was the eco-friendly version of Power Rangers that was watered down. Pretty much, the spirit of earth kidnapped five racially and cultural diverse hipster teenagers and gave them rings that gave them powers to control fire, earth, wind, water….and heart. They stop pollution villains from polluting and destroy the earth. When their powers combine they create Captain Planet, who pretty much saves their asses when they get in over their head (which is always). What is Captain Planet’s weakness? Getting dirty. Yes, that is seriously what was his weakness.

Well, it was reported today that Leonardo DiCaprio and Glen Powell are planning on making a movie based on the 90s television show. From the sounds of it, it’s going to be the opposite of what we would expect. According to Hollywood Reporter, the movie would take place 10 years after the television show and feature the superhero being a washed up has been. It sounds like it will be a parody of itself to an extent.

It’s the reboot that no one wanted but it will be interesting to see what becomes of this.

 

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