British Superhero To Be Made Into A Feature Film; BANANAMAN

British Superhero To Be Made Into A Feature Film; BANANAMAN

DC Thomson in conjunction with Elstree Studio Productions will be producing a Bananaman movie with a release date set for 2015. He originally appeared in Nutty as the backpage strip in Issue 1, 1980 and has since appeared in British weekly comic books The Dandy and The Beano. More past the jump...

Bananaman - a young boy named Eric who turns into an adult superhero when he eats a banana!, a new teaser website says very little besides the promise of a 2015 release date and that its being produced by Elstree Studio Productions, which is based in the UK.

According to the Elstree Studios' website, "Some of the most famous feature films have been produced at Elstree over the years which include the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies, Superman, Moby Dick, The Dam Busters, The Shining, Ice Cold in Alex, and Labyrinth.  Over 800 feature films, and similar numbers of television programmes, have been produced at Elstree Studios." (Link below).

The original strip, originated by Dave Donaldson  and Steve Bright, written and developed by the latter, and mostly drawn by John Geering until his death in 1999, is essentially a parody of Superman and Batman with shades of Captain Marvel and his British twin, Marvelman and occasionally other Silver Age characters, while also combining comic slapstick with a heavy dose of eccentric British humour similar to Alan Moore's contemporary work on Captain Britain. In the strip, Eric Wimp, an ordinary schoolboy, living at 29 Acacia Road, Nuttytown (later changed to Dandytown after Nutty's demise), eats a banana to transform into Bananaman, an adult superhero, sporting a distinctive cowled blue and yellow outfit complete with a yellow two-tailed cape resembling a banana skin. His superpowers include the ability to fly, superhuman strength and seeming invulnerability.

LEEE777 - Well what do you think, I know the character, who doesn't like banana's?


A new website,, says that the film is being produced by Elstree Studio Productions, based in the UK. The website is a teaser and gives away very little besides the promise of a 2015 release date. - See more at:

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batmanvsuperman - 5/9/2014, 6:30 PM
ALegendaryPanda - 5/9/2014, 6:30 PM
LEEE777 - 5/9/2014, 6:31 PM


Bananaman is coming to knock you down! :P
ALegendaryPanda - 5/9/2014, 6:32 PM
Dustellar - 5/9/2014, 6:32 PM
TheManFromMars - 5/9/2014, 6:34 PM
MrCBM56 - 5/9/2014, 6:36 PM
Bout [frick]ing time.
Lozzy - 5/9/2014, 6:38 PM
lol, peel the power!
SidDaAstroSloth - 5/9/2014, 6:40 PM
Ummm cool?
MightyZeus - 5/9/2014, 6:40 PM
This clearly has to be a joke.
Prime - 5/9/2014, 6:42 PM
What the literal [frick]?
MexicanSexyman - 5/9/2014, 6:43 PM
Bananaman? Sounds like the type of movie Gusto would love.
Dickel - 5/9/2014, 6:45 PM
Bananaman is a BADASS!! Nothing he can't do. :D

Who would win in a fight between Bananaman and Galactus... yes obviously it would be Bananaman.
AlexanderLykins - 5/9/2014, 6:45 PM
Safe to say this is more hyped than Avengers: Age of Ultron?
ConanLibrarian - 5/9/2014, 6:47 PM
Awesome. I used to love Bananaman as a kid. Came on right after Danger Mouse.
LEEE777 - 5/9/2014, 6:48 PM

No joke @ MightyZeus, hey why not, you had a Dennis The Menace movie out, oh hey the UK version is from the Beano too! :P
marvel72 - 5/9/2014, 6:50 PM
i remember watching bannaman as a kid,it was good in its day.

give me a danger mouse movie then i can die happy.

TheDesertGorilla - 5/9/2014, 6:52 PM
Yeah, sounds like a porno.
VISIONaryNPa - 5/9/2014, 6:54 PM
lmfao omg! Bananaman. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.
AlexLaChiusa - 5/9/2014, 6:55 PM
Shaq - 5/9/2014, 6:55 PM
Mighty Mouse movie or die
LEEE777 - 5/9/2014, 6:57 PM

DANGER MOUSE heck yeah... MIGHTY MOUSE too! :P
ThrotTheUnclean - 5/9/2014, 6:57 PM
I mean I get it... but I am not into it. I am not a brit, I brush my teeth and fully pronounce my words. If this were Birdman and the Galaxy Trio I would be really into it. And I think this dude is comparable to that. No hate.
GliderMan - 5/9/2014, 7:00 PM
Taking inspiration from The Dark Knight Trilogy, of course.
Marxman12 - 5/9/2014, 7:01 PM
I prefer the original.

GliderMan - 5/9/2014, 7:02 PM
BATMANx - 5/9/2014, 7:03 PM
Someone Escape Arkham
GetsugaTensho22 - 5/9/2014, 7:05 PM
As long as it's animated! Live -action Jack Black styled parodies really don't work.
LEEE777 - 5/9/2014, 7:06 PM
We should have a SHAZAM! movie by now, even maybe PRIME.... damn I want a TICK movie! ; D

Starfox - 5/9/2014, 7:06 PM
So it's a comedy? right?
AgeofApocalypse - 5/9/2014, 7:08 PM
I remember watching that and Danger Mouse. Nice.
LEEE777 - 5/9/2014, 7:09 PM
Marxman12 @ Lmao funny gif!

Throt @ Your getting BIRDMAN ; D

Glider @ Yeah probably be as funny as Rises.
GliderMan - 5/9/2014, 7:15 PM
FirstAvenger - 5/9/2014, 7:25 PM
Greatest movie of ALL TIME!
DrunkenNukem - 5/9/2014, 7:26 PM
how did i ended here??

i must quit drinking...

...for today at least
LEEE777 - 5/9/2014, 7:27 PM
Glider @ that isn't hate, there's fun bits in it!

Is it as good as Begins and TDK? Nowhere near!

I still think it would be a better and more powerful film if they ended the movie as Batman blows up in mid-air. Can't wait to see the Affleck outfit anyways.
GliderMan - 5/9/2014, 7:37 PM
@LEE It's my favorite, and definitely better than Begins IMO
randallstevens - 5/9/2014, 7:39 PM
Umm....April fools?
Marxman12 - 5/9/2014, 7:48 PM
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