Leonardo DiCaprio is well-known for his environmental activism, flying to places hither and yon to talk to world leaders about how somebody should please think of the children! But if there’s another thing about DiCaprio it’s that he’s not especially well-known for his sense of whimsy, but I guess he might be willing to put that aside for the sake of the planet. Captain Planet, that is. Though it’s surely been in the back of the minds of many Hollywood producers for years, DiCaprio and his Appian Way production company are looking to make a big screen, live-action version of Captain Planet and the Planeteers. (more…)
This time on The BastardCast, Jason and Jeremy talk about Jason’s psychic manipulation of Bill Murray, and the MILF of Dragons and the competing Game of Thrones porno flicks (it’s like Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down with better stories and more boobs)
Also on the show: The boys investigate the Christopher Reeve grilled chesus effect, reboot plans for the Terminator and the watery grave that awaits the franchise, and a Captain Planetmovie that can sooth the festering wound that Iron Man left on the soul of good.
Will Pac Rim die screaming while Adam Sandler stands over its crashed body yelling “Whoopidie doo!” and David Spade un-cancels the apocalypse with his un-earned snark? Will Robert Loggia sign on to Independence Day 2: Rise of the Star Whackers next? Is Jeremy dead inside? Is Dabney Coleman alive? Shall we play a game?
These answers will be revealed! But we understand that you need more, so hows about a trip back to 1938 for a look back at one of the Great Moments in Misogyny (sssarcasm)? More? Alright, space lookers have discovered three planets that we may one day use up and toss aside like a spent Capri-Sun, so we’ll talk about that and gaze with confusion and love at our devices as Jason adorably describes his polite view of space exploration.
Lastly, on Trailergasm, the boys act out an uncomfortable shower scene between Sly Stallone and Ahnold and discuss, The Escape Plan, aka that film where Jesus locks up Rambo and the guy from Kindergarden Cop, only to be saved by 50 Cent and his magic stick.
All that and ghosts who watch you have sex, on THE BASTARDCAST
Hey, guys, remember Captain Planet and the Planeteers and how awesome that TV show was? Robot Chicken‘s parody of Captain Planet has ingrained itself in my mind and that’s all I can think about when I think about that show.
Word is that Sony Pictures is just wrapping up the negotiations that will grant them the rights to producing a film adaptation of the ’90s cartoon. Sony’s got Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds), Don Murphy (Transformers) and Susan Montford (Vampire Academy) set to produce the feature with Andrea Giannetti overseeing for the studio.
A few attempts to bring this series back to life have fallen through in the past; an attempt to create a film adaptation didn’t move past the screenplay in the ’90s, and another attempt to create a live-action remake of the TV show in the late 2000s just never happened. As far as we know, there’s no reason why this won’t move past the negotiation stage, so we’ll see if this time it actually becomes a thing.
For those of you who never got around to experiencing Captain Planet, The Hollywood Reporter has a pretty good overview:
The show was produced by Turner Broadcasting and DIC Entertainment, the latter known for Inspector Gadget and The Real Ghostbusters cartoon shows.
Captain Planet told the story of five teens from around the world – North America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and South America (if this isn’t tailored for today’s international marketplace, I don’t know what is) — that are given powers by Gaia, the Earth spirit, in order to protect the planet from the devastation of polluters.
When their powers are not enough, the teens combine to summon a superhero named Captain Planet.
The Captain and the Planeteers fought villains such as Dr. Blight, Verminous Skumm, Duke Nukem, and Looten Plunder.
What do you guys think? Who do you think should be playing Captain Planet?
ETA: My fellow Nerd Bastards have put it out there: if it’s not Don Cheadle, we riot. (War Machine Iron Patriot and Captain Planet? Some epic titles under his belt, that’s for sure.)
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above: Hello! Yes, that’s StanLee posing for a centerfold with only an extra large Hulk comic to cover himself. Read in to that what you will, but here’s the whole story on how this happened. (The Mary Sue)
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.
Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at email@example.com.
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things like Super Mario finding a mushroom in Luigi’s warp pipe (anus), Superman blowing off Lois Lane’s face with a bukakke blast abd other weird shit. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm art lovin’.
ABOVE: It is my dream to have an episode of DW where the Doctor screams “it’s the Libyans!” and watch him go back in time with Rose Tyler to sonic screwdrive McFly’s mom. In the mean time, I’ll have to settle for this DW/Back to the Future mash-up by RatGirlStudios [Deviantart]
How the hell am I not on this list? Also: KHAAAAAAAAAAN!!!
If you’re a nerd, and you think of Captains, you immediately think of Kirk, or Picard, or maybe even the immortal Zapp Brannigan. But there’s a different class of captains for nerds to love, captains that have little to do with piloting a starship through the Kessel Run or the Neutral Zone, and it’s time to give them their due. Here are 10 of our favorite non-starship captains from throughout the world of geekdom.
Captain Planet will be tree huggin’ his way to theaters, and it’s all thanks to a deal Cartoon Network’s deal with producer Don Murphy(Transformers). The Turner-owned net is planning to develop a live-action adventure film based on the world’s first animated environmental super hero, Captain Planet. Murphy’s team plans on reviving Captain Planet, and making him more relevant to today’s demographics. Stuart Snyder, president of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Division says that the company wishes to,
“…bring the world’s first eco-hero to life in a powerful motion picture that is not only pertinent but entertaining.”
For those who have been living under a rock, Captain Planet and the Planeteers premiered in 1990 as the first environmental animated series on the small screen. The six-season series centered on a band of young people who combine their special powers to summon eco-hero Captain Planet to battle the world’s eco-villains.
To be quite honest I’m not sure to how to feel about a big blue-ish man on the big screen talking about environmental issues. Also the dude is kind of a lame super hero ’cause even though he fights pollition (“down to zero”), if he gets dirty he loses his powers. Grime and dirt are this hero’s krptonite. Thank God he doesn’t live in Mexico, he’d be dead within 5 minutes. ( no offense to the country, but take it from me it’s pretty dirty in certain areas) Plus, we already had The Day After Tomorrow freak everyone out about the way they’ve screwed the environment by threatening a second ice age and typhoon’s larger than the Statue of Liberty. I reserve my comments on big blue men saving the world until the first trailer for this movie, but so far it ain’t looking all that good for him.
WOW talk about a “blast from the past”, Shout! Factory, a company that prides itself in reviving the best of pop culture is bringing the classic cartoon from our childhood Captain Planet, back to life! In a long awaited DVD. How awesome is this?! The show that taught us to not the let the water run while we brush our teeth will be available for a whole new generation, or to simply play a drinking game each time the planeters combine there powers in an episode.
‘Captain Planet’ Theme!
I love Captain Planet as much as any nerd, but come to think of it, Cap was a bit oxymoronic. A super hero that fights pollution, yet pollution is his Kryptonite. Throw some dirt on him and the fuckers out cold. Minor plot device aside, I’ll be watching just to get a eye full of that Russian chick again. What? Everyone had a thing a for the girl from the USSR.