by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV.

captainplanet.jpgDamn you Wikipedia! Damn you for raising the hopes of millions of planeteers — only to see such expectations burst. As we broke earlier last week, a little blurb found on the Wikipedia entry for Captain Planet made mention of “live-action movie currently in development and slated for a 2009 release.” As the comments showed, people were jazzed. Jonathon Morgan of the site GreenDaily even went so far as to put together a list of potential actors who might play the lead blue-skinned superhero. Alas, Grist Magazine followed up on my skepticism and pulled some journalistic strings to announce the following:

Sadly, though, I must report that I then contacted the Warner folks (and their bros) and found out that this rumor is, in fact, “untrue.” I know, I know. I too am crushed. But before you get your superhero-tights in a bunch, consider this: perhaps by our powers combined we could petition them to reconsider?

Granted, Warner Brothers might just be keeping this mega-blockbuster under wraps until it’s revealed that Alec Baldwin is Captain Planet, The Jonas Brothers along with Miley Cyrus and Paris Hilton are the Planeteers, and Al Gore will provide an informative cameo. That sounds about right. If anyone needs me, I’ll be making an update to the Wikipedia entry…

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • parrish

    Do you hear that? It’s the sound of my heart breaking, breaking, breaking!

  • http://www.titangreens.com TitanGreens

    Who needs Captain Planet when you’ve got the “Planet Police”?!!
    http://www.youtube.com/PlanetPolice

    • Lily

      The Planet Police?! What’s that?

  • http://MSN Rodney Sexton

    I HOPE THEY MAKE NEW EPISODES OF CAPTAIN PLANET. HE IS TRULY A SUPERHERO FOR OUR PLANET. IT IS SAD THAT THEY STOPPED PRODUCTION ON CAPTAIN PLANET IN 1996. BUT IN ANY CASE, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM MAKE A CAPTAIN PLANET MOVIE. IT WOULD BE COOL TO SEE HOW THE PLANETEERS CAN CALL CAPTAIN PLANET IN LIVE ACTION.

  • http://info@afna.com.au shanoah

    please make a captain planet movie!so many people will go and see it provided there were good actors playing the leading roles and it had a good story line…. for the hope of 20 -25 yr olds everywhere.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Johnny Feelgood

    Let our powers combine!

    EARTH!

    (…come on, guys, help me out here…)

  • Patrick Mac Manus

    PLEASE MAKE A CAPTAIN PLANET MOVIE, OR EVEN AN ANIMATED MOVIE PLEASE!

    *goes and cries himself to sleep*

  • a. downing

    OMG I was sooo hopeful – if you go for it, it’ll be hugely popular so great for your pocket and it’ll be great for us 20-somethings … :)!

  • Karen

    (for Johnny Feelgood)

    FIRE!

  • Linka ;)

    WIND!

    (i’m helping out)

  • Gi

    WATER!

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  • http://www.ecorazzi.com alyn

    with my fist in your face and my foot in your balls CAPTIN PLANET!!!!

  • matttee

    HEART

  • captain planet

    i am captain planet

  • bexley

    The series was awesome enough

  • Belle

    I think, after creating a rumor this big and getting thousands of kids all over the world hyped about the fact there might be a Captain Planet movie, the people of Hollywood would have to be stupid not to pick up this idea! Screw making movies about Marvel and DC characters… the majority of us haven’t even heard of these characters. But Captain Planet already has it’s own fan club, it’s a cult classic!