Watch Don Cheadle Save The Earth As Captain Planet

It's only a matter of time until we get a Captain Planet movie. Hell, back in July it was revealed that Don Murphy, one of the producers on Michael Bay's Transformers franchise, is already planning to bring the blue eco-friendly hero to the big screen. If the movie does happen, eventually they're going to have to find someone to play the title role, and after seeing the newest video from Funny or Die, I have to recommend Don Cheadle.

Also starring Gillian Jacobs, Efren Ramirez and Brenda Song, the video begins with the Planeteers standing up on a ridge watching some workers take down a bunch of trees. Hoping that Captain Planet can help, the group uses their power rings to summon him...but the results aren't exactly what they expected. Check out the video below.

Is there any way to make sure that's the Captain Planet movie we get instead of just a two-hour version of the television show? As much as I loved the series as a kid, adult Eric wants to watch the superhero as an eco-terrorist that turns babies and puppies into bushes and then curses out his friends. The evilness also seems to help people ignore the shittiness of the costume, which will help keep the budget down. Make it happen, Hollywood!

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