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Archie Comics To Get A Bollywood Treatment Soon

Archie Comics with Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Sabrina Spellman, and Josie and the Pussycats set in the fictional town of Riverdale will soon be made into a Bollywood-style live action film. According to Variety, the company Archie Comics and Graphic India will collaborate for this project and present the characters from the comics with an Indian cast.

“We are supremely excited to partner with the great team at Graphic India to bring Archie and his friends to Bollywood. 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,” said Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater.


The film will have a twist in the story. Sharad Devarajan, co-founder and CEO of Graphic India, believes the comics will get the right treatment considering it has inspired so many characters in Bollywood. “Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead have been a source of inspiration for numerous Bollywood films over the years, and now it’s time to take them fully into Bollywood in an exciting new twist of a story that we have planned,” he said.

It was in 1941 when teenager Archibald “Archie” Andrews debuted with Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones in Pep Comics #22 (Dec. 1941) story by writer Vic Bloom and artist Bob Montana. The comic characters have since been reinvented over the decades, even inspiring cartoon shows, movies and, currently, a Netflix TV show titled Riverdale.


Feature Image: Variety