Well, looks like getting F$%^& by a Bear was the Catalyst to get us Captain Planet, so Thanks Leo DiCaprio!
There is only ONE TINY THING THAT BOTHERS ME...
"The story takes place years after the adventures of the show, with the Captain now a washed up hasbeen who needs the kids more than they need him."
Nope! Nope! Nope! and another big bag of NOPE!!
When you start from a self-deprecating angle, it shows no respect for the Source Material. I kinda get not wanting to do an Origin Story, but starting with the Captain as a Has-Been is NOT a good idea. It's been 20+ years since we last saw those eco-terrorist Planeteers... They do terrorism in the name of the environment, so the term is correct. Do we need to see a Ma-Ti without Suchi? or an Older Wheeler still trying to get into Linka's pants? These "Dark and gritty continuations" while cool to people who grew up with the franchise and want to see a continuation, we must remember that at its core, Captain Planet was a cartoon about 5 kids with Magical Rings that were meant to teach kids how to recycle.
I hope that gritty script is axed and something more in line with Captain Planet is used... Even if it's a continuation to the toon, where the Planeteers were forced to return the Rings to Gaia and they moved on with their lives of Ecological Activism and now they are forced to return into action due to some new Eco Villain or something.