2014 has been a treat for comic fans. With “Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” enamoring audiences this summer, could 2015 possibly match the success we’ve seen from comic based properties this year?
Looking ahead, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” are locked in for 2015 releases and so is Fox’s rebooted “Fantastic Four” film. Now, you can add this unlikely comic hero you probably never envisioned getting his own feature film, Bananaman. Yes, D.C. Thomson’s Bananaman will join that group of heroes in theaters near you, somewhere in 2015.
The British comic book hero was created by Dave Donaldson and Steve Bright for Nutty and debuted in 1980. This fruit based hero made his United States debut as an animated television show airing on Nickelodeon cable networks. A site teasing the film was launched earlier this year with the hashtag “peel the power” along with the year 2015.
When trouble arises, a young schoolboy by the name of Eric Wimp rises to the task. By eating a banana, Eric becomes the superhero Bananaman. His source of power varies by the size and quantities of bananas consumed, but usually feature super strength and the ability to fly. After transforming into Bananaman, Eric ceases to be a child and holds an adult form similar to that of DC comic’s Captain Marvel. D.C. Thomson will be partnering with Elstree Studio Productions to bring this parody hero to the silver screen.
Quite the strange story indeed. Does anyone remember watching Bananaman on Nickelodeon? Will you see the movie for nostalgia? Let me know in the comments below or on twitter!