Let the Ma-Ti casting rumors begin: Sony Pictures is in the last stages of negotiations to make a movie based on the environmentally friendly 1990s TBS cartoon series Captain Planet.
A little more than a year ago, Don Cheadle shed the responsible side he's known for as James Rhodes/War Machine in Marvel's Iron Man movies to play a power-mad version of Ted Turner's Eco crusader Captain Planet. We weren't sure if the first video would ever receive an actual followup, but it seems the segment was indeed, "to be continued" as
Taking the subject matter a bit more seriously than Don Cheadle and the folks at Funny Or Die, a group of fans put together a trailer showing their vision of what a live-action Captain Planet film might look like. With an actual live-action film potentially in the works from Cartoon Network, it seems as good a time as any for a
Toys: A new The Avengers movie action figure display at the Toys"R"Us store in Times Square sees the team squaring off against Loki's mystery army.
Corporate: NMA and its crazy videos aren't going anywhere, apparently. Thank goodness!
TV: To celebrate Earth Day, Boomera
Cartoon Network can halt its plans for a live action Captain Planet TV movie, Don Cheadle's got the eco crusader covered. The Academy Award nominated actor and current War Machine has uploaded Don Cheadle is Captain Plane
Ted Turner's mulletted champion of the environment is set to resume taking out looters and polluters on Cartoon Network in a full-fledged live action feature. That's right, Captain Planet and the Planeteers are coming back, baby! According to an official press release, CN has signed with producer Don Murphy and partner Susan Montford's Angry Filmworks (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Real Steel, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) to take the good captain and his international team of five blinged out teens to the small screen at an unspecified point in the future.
Animation: Captain Planet and the Planeteers: Season One is coming to DVD via Shout Factory on April 19 (close to Earth Day, you know?).
TV: Nickelodeon is set to premiere the 19th Power Rangers series, Power Rangers Samurai on Monday, February 7. I will be there.
History: Brad Meltzer's new book The I