Bananaman movie planned for 2015

News Simon Brew 18 Mar 2014 - 06:50

One of Britain's finest superheroes, Bananaman, might just be getting a movie in 2015...

We don't have much in the way of news on this at the moment, but we do have enough nonetheless to put a grin on the face of those followers of Britain's fruitiest superhero. For it seems as though a Bananaman movie is on the way.

Bananaman, for those who haven't had the pleasure, is a few things. Firstly, it's a sod of a word to have to type over and over in a news story. Secondly, its the alter ego of schoolboy Eric Wimp (whose name eventually changed to Eric Twinge). Thirdly, it was a comic strip that debuted in Nutty comic (remember that?) back in 1980, before transferring to The Dandy.

Eventually spinning off into a television cartoon series too, Eric - along with his trust companion Crow - became Bananaman by eating a banana, and then he find himself with superpowers. A light send-up of the likes of Superman and Batman, he fought familiar-sounding villains such as Doctor Gloom, Skunk Woman, Captain Cream and Witchy Woman.

So where has this movie news come from? Well, a website has popped up at BananamanMovie.com. Said website - linked to a domain registered last year - seems to be a DC Thomson one, and it teases that we should 'peel the power' Furthermore, it also reveals that the project involves Elstree Studio Productions, with a 2015 release date tease.

We've dug around and tried to find out more, and will keep digging. This may or may not be a cinematically-released project, and as soon as we can put more detail on it, we'll let you know. Heck, it may just be a hoax. Not a bad one though, if that proves to be the case.

As it stands though, maybe Batman Vs Superman shifted back from its own 2015 release out of fear of a different superhero...

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