Leonardo DiCaprio is making a live-action ‘Captain Planet’ movie

Leonardo DiCaprio has found a way to combine two of his greatest passions: making blockbuster movies and tackling climate change.

DiCaprio’s production company is teaming up with Paramount to make a live-action Captain Planet movie, based on the ’90s animated series about a group of teens and a superhero who battle environmental disasters.

To jog your memory, this is what Captain Planet and the Planeteers looked like in its heyday. We’re guessing the live-action movie will take a more serious tone, as the Hollywood Reporter describes a story idea where Captain Planet is characterized as a “washed-up has-been.”

Captain Planet doesn’t really have the nostalgia factor of Transformers or even Voltron, but it feels a lot more culturally relevant for 2016. It could be refreshing to see a superhero tackle a problem like climate change, instead of battling yet another alien supervillain.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor