Into an already crowded 2015 superhero landscape will storm / fly / be-delivered-in-a-crate none other than Bananaman, the vintage children's TV crusader. He's the latest kids-telly-to-big-screen transfer and has a new teaser poster to flaunt the fact, courtesy of production house Elstree Studio. Click on the image for a closer look.
Created by John Geering 35 years ago, the man-of-peel has had a home in both The Beano and The Dandy. He is, of course, ordinary schoolboy Eric Wimp who, in a fond pastiche of Marvel heroes, is transformed into a yellow-clad, flying, super-strong ("twenty men... twenty big men") ubermensch by the merest nibble of the yellow, bendy stuff.
Details of the movie are still under wraps, despite the presence of a website, but will hopefully be less under-wraps soon. There's no word from the studio on director, voice cast or story line, but possible villains for our yellow hero include such scoundrels as General Blight, Doctor Gloom, Mouseman and the nefarious Auntie, wielder of a terrifying knitting ball launcher. Watch this space.