The Archie Comics are a series that have been a part of everyone’s childhood since they first came out in the late 1930s. The comics have been a huge hit since, and have even served as inspiration for the spin-off TV series, called Riverdale. However, now it seems that the renowned comic character is traveling globally as well!
It has been confirmed that comics will be adapted into a Bollywood film– and we’re just as surprised as you are! Archie Comics and Graphic India have announced plans to develop a Bollywood-style live-action film based on the comic’s characters.
“We are supremely excited to partner with the great team at Graphic India to bring Archie and his friends to Bollywood,” said the comics’ CEO Jon Goldwater. “Archie’s lasting and growing presence in India made this move the logical next step as our stellar library of characters continues to expand into other media. It’s a major moment for Archie and its fans around the world.”
The companies touted the production as the first international comic to be translated for Indian screens and said it is in the early stages with an official release date to be announced. The film will reimagine the classic characters Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose and Jughead with an Indian cast and will feature all the elements of the comic book series!
Which Bollywood star do you think should play your favourite character?