1. Captain Planet
Captain Planet and the Planeteers were on TV back in the ‘90s with an animated show about a group of chosen teens who summon a superhero to help deal with ecological disasters. And, given the collective worldwide panic most of us are feeling about climate change, we’re loving the news that a Captain Planet movie deal between Paramount and Leonardo Di Caprio’s production company could be on the table. We’re counting on passionate environmentalist Leo to get this one off the ground!
Licensing issues have caused difficulties with the Hulk movies, so we’re not surprised studios are dragging their feet on a She-Hulk movie. Mark Ruffalo, whose Hulk turn in The Avengers (2012) was well received, has talked about the possibility of a standalone Hulk movie including She-Hulk as a character (She-Hulk’s alter ego, Jennifer Walters, is a lawyer and Bruce Banner’s cousin). She’s a solid character in the Marvel universe, she’s smart and funny and we reckon as heroes go, She-Hulk is more than ready for her close-up. Are you listening, Marvel?
It’s shameful that we haven’t seen He-Man on the big screen for 30 years – but the generation of kids who played with plastic swords while yelling, ‘I have the power’ may be set to relive their youth. There’s talk that a reboot of the less-than-impressive Masters of the Universe (1987) could be on the way, with Sony rumoured to have hired screenwriter Christopher Yost to pen a script (he’s got the credentials, having worked on Thor in 2013 and 2017). Here’s hoping.
We are SO down with Jessica Drew getting her moment in the spotlight – and again, those pesky rights issues between studios could be a reason why this beloved superhero hasn’t had her own big screen release yet. Given that Marvel and Sony worked together on the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) later this year, fans are ever-hopeful that their partnership could spawn a female-led Spider-Man spin-off. We’ll have our spidey senses on high alert for more info, so watch this space!
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