Watch: First Green Trailer for 'Captain Planet' Starring Don Cheadle

August 31, 2011
Source: Funny or Die

Captain Planet

Just last month we found out that Cartoon Network and Transformers franchise producer Don Murphy and his Angry Filmworks production banner were teaming up for a live-action film adaptation of the cartoon series Captain Planet. Well, the turnaround on that project seems to be pretty damn quick as we have the first trailer where everyone's powers combine to summon Don Cheadle as the titular environmentally sound superhero. Of course, it looks like Captain Planet may have a bit of a dark side as he takes it upon himself to keep the planet green and healthy. You'll see what I mean in the trailer below!

Here's the trailer for Captain Planet courtesy of Funny or Die:

Okay, so obviously that wasn't a real trailer for the film, but that's some pretty hilarious stuff. It's great seeing someone like Don Cheadle, who has shown his dramatic side plenty of times, have fun with something like this (not to mention his great turn in the Ocean's 11 franchise). I wish some more big names would've signed up to play the Planeteers, but it's nice to see "Community" star Gillian Jacobs show up for the laughs, and Effren Ramirez (Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite) is quite funny as Ma-Ti harnessing the power of Heart. If anything, this should be a warning that no one should cross Captain Planet, or he'll turn you into a f*cking tree.

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  • Rockkicker
    EPIC!! YES!!!
  • Bltzie
  • Anon
    my childhood just got ruined
  • that was great
  • Wow.  Just fucking Wow. LOL
  • Christohper Exantus
    And this is why Don Cheadle is the greatest actor ever.
  • Anonymous
    "Anyone else wanna go green?" Hahahahaha...1:08 is priceless:)
  • Hamster
    "Or else.. I'll turn you into a tree mother fucker." I guess i'll start recycling now..
  • James Birdsong
    *whimpers* Oh my I'm scared. Very funny and very awesome but oh geez whoa gee I'm so frankin glad that was a fake trailer and not the real Captain Planet.
    • Christohper Exantus
      implying that a Captain Planet movie starring Don Cheadle wouldn't be awesome.
  • Cracky
    "Everybody's a tree..."    Lol, best thing I've seen all day.
  • Lando
    yea! Captain Planet Motherfucker!
  • Awesome!
  • Anonymous
    hahahhaaa nice
  • Have Hope
    That right there is better than EVERY SINGLE EPISODE OF THE CARTOON. I'd know, I watched it....
    • Jericho
      you get props for admitting you watched it...
    • Tesseract
      Hell, you get props for still retaining your sanity.
  • He eh he. Gooooood.
  • Bass1L
    The power is mine... bitches!
  • McWilly
    my heart hurts...
  • Uncle Tom
    Captain Planet was black???
    • Japetto
      No Captain was Blue but now he's Green.
  • Kris
    Captain Motherfucking Planet!! Great stuff! As usual the Russian chick was hot!
  • mochonko
    LMAO niiice
  • Xerxexx
    "Ev...everybody's a tree. I knew I'd do it." Creepy awesome.
  • Anonymous
    That rocks in so many ways...
  • Mantooth42
    so creepy but yet the funniest thing i have seen all day.
  • DespicableMe
    WOW! Iron Man 2 really f'd him up! 
  • kidcool
    now that was some serious shit right there.
  • Jericho
    wow...i think when the real one comes out, i am just going to watch this one again...
  • Jericho
    the fact you are using this to promote your own youtube vid is sad...
  • Jj
    Really funny at first then kinda disturbing. My laughter stopped.
  • Now we need one with prince adam!
  • Japetto
    Awesome and no carbon tax propaganda to be found anywhere. 
  • redguy
    awesome. simply awesome.
  • Mike Brown
    I watched initially out of pure curiosity...no way Don Cheadle could pull this off...I mean look at him....he looks ridiculous.  I should never have doubted....the dude is pro..."capt planet mother fuckers"   lol
  • Mike Brown
    I watched initially out of pure curiosity...no way Don Cheadle could pull this off...I mean look at him....he looks ridiculous.  I should never have doubted....the dude is pro..."capt planet mother fuckers"   lol
  • Robby
    damn I'd like to see a whole movie of this
  • Blackstalingrad
    Don Cheadle should be General Ben Ben in Black Stalingrad
  • Popcorngoo
    hahaha! And hey isn't that asian girl a Disney star? haha!
  • mewhite you
    I love this, peace you dick hole....OMG http://www.rikadu.com
  • HW
    OK that was not funny. That was just crude.
    • Blondetits
      Your face is crude. You have no sense of humor.
  • Bmzaki
    lol...not bad...haha




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