Tom Hiddleston Should Star in 'Bananaman' (But If He's Busy, These 7 Other Brits Will Do)
Okay England, we get it, you are just downright delightful. Your actors are more charming, your films more endearing, and your Maggie Smiths are more Maggie Smith-like. Now you've gone and done it again with the superhero genre by giving us the first official poster for the upcoming Bananaman film. A giant banana peel draped over our planet with the headline, "Adventure never tasted so good" and the official hashtag "#Peelthepower." I mean. SERIOUSLY.
It's one thing to have a cheeky superhero who is Eric Wimp by day and transforms into the bulky Bananaman with one bite of the banana — but it's going to be a whole different footie match when the lead is finally cast. As it stands, the project still doesn't have a writer or director attached, so it is still very much in the development phase. However, the beloved 1980's cartoon does have a website for the film and a promised 2015 release date.
Oh, and as if this film couldn't be any more fantastic, the villains of the franchise include General Blight, Doctor Gloom, Mouseman and Auntie whose weapon of choice is a knitting ball launcher. I'd take Bananaman and his bevvy of baddies over the trigger-happy boob-fests that American superhero films tend to be (animated or otherwise).
Hopefully the details of the project will start coming to light, but until then, we'll just have to dream about who could portray or voice the peeled protagonist. Here are our top picks:
He's got the superhero film training and just enough goofiness to pull off the Eric Wimp side of the Bananaman coin. Also, he probably looks great in yellow.
Perhaps a bit too refined for the affable hero, but a fine choice nevertheless. We'd just really love to see Cumberbatch work his comedy muscle.
Slap on some thick-rimmed glasses and he could TOTALLY pass for a nerd, right... RIGHT? Real-talk: his smooth voice would make this film impossible to not love.
Since Bananaman is a spoof on the Superman/Spiderman/Batman universes, why not REALLY turn the genre on its head and have Spiderman play Bananaman?
Nothing would shake off the "He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named" typecasting quite like Bananaman.
Please, for the love of Westeros, let the man have a role that's both set in modern times AND light-hearted.
If Downton Abbey won't have you, Bananaman will!
I dare you to give me ONE reason he wouldn't be the PERFECT man to portray a nerdy and powerful superhero!