The Hot Jock from Scream Queens Is Writing the New Captain Planet Movie, Apparently

Glen Powell as Chad Radwell in Fox’s Scream Queens.
Glen Powell as Chad Radwell in Fox’s Scream Queens.
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Remember that Captain Planet movie that’s been stuck in development hell for all eternity? Well, guess which Scream Queens actor is currently writing the script? It’s not Nick Jonas.


According to the Hollywood Reporter, Glen Powell is penning a new take on Captain Planet and the Planeteers just quite the idea to contemplate. Powell—who’s also acted in films like The Expendables 3 and Hidden Figures, and has a role in Top Gun sequel—spoke about how his recent career progression’s opened new doors for him and afforded him the chance to collaborate with some of his other heroes on different projects.

As a longtime fan of the original Captain Planet, Powell explained how he’s been following the beleaguered film’s development and how his take on the franchise is something that might surprise audiences:

“I mean they’ve tried to make it into a superhero movie before, but they kind of did like an earnest take and ours is way more subversive and fun and like dark and irreverent.”

To be fair, Don Cheadle has already portrayed a subversive, fun, dark, and murderous Captain Planet, so Powell’s got his work cut out for him. But hey, who knows? His Captain Planet and the Planeteers screenplay might actually blow us all out of the water—if the movie actually ends up coming to theaters before climate change kills us all.

Charles Pulliam-Moore is an NYC-based culture critic whose work centers on fandom, pop culture, politics, race, and sexuality. He still thinks Cyclops made a few valid points.


Ticallion The Baptist

Oh fucking God. Not every damned superhero movie has to be dark. Captain Planet was bright and fun and corny as all hell. What part of “Blue environmentalist superhero with a green mullet, a half-shirt, and a speedo” says “dark and subversive” to you? That shit shouldn’t even be in the same zip code as Captain Planet. I enjoyed Cheadle’s spoof well enough, but it was just that. It made no attempt to actually be a Captain Planet movie.