Don Cheadle Branches Out as Captain Planet (Video)

"Iron Man 2" star gets back into the superhero business, with hilarious results

Don Cheadle's "Iron Man 2" stint appears to have given him a taste for the superhero genre.

The "Crash" actor stars in a new Funny or Die video, as 1990s enviro-crusader Captain Planet. Unfortunately, Cheadle's version of the globe-protecting hero is more than a little power-mad, and proceeds to go on a shrubbery-creating frenzy, turning people, animals and infants into trees and bushes.

Watch Cheadle root for the environment — with the help of Brenda Song, Efren Ramirez and others as the Planeteers — in the video.