Bananaman movie slips into view as audiences invited to #peelthepower

Eric, the schoolboy from Acacia Road who leads an amazing double life after ingesting a banana, is the latest comic book superhero to be brought to the big screen

A Bananaman movie could be on its way to the big screen, according to The site gives little away about the proposed film beyond the legend #PEELTHEPOWER and the promise of a 2015 release date. It is stamped with the logo of DC Thomson, which has been publishing Bananaman comics for 34 years.

The superhero, the alter ego of ordinary schoolboy Eric, began life in Nutty comic in 1980, before transferring to the better-known The Dandy. These days he appears in the digital version of the latter, following the demise of The Dandy's print edition in December 2012. Bananaman is known for fighting villains such as General Blight, Appleman, Bubblegum Bert, Skunk Woman, Captain Cream and Witchy Woman.

The dim-witted superhero was the subject of a popular TV cartoon which ran between 1983 and 1986 on the BBC and featured the voices of British comic trio The Goodies. The new film, according to the website, will be a production of Elstree Studio Productions, one of a number of facilities based in Borehamwood and Elstree, Hertfordshire, which bear said name.

The Bananaman movie site was first spotted by the Den of Geek blog.


Ben Child

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