Archie’s Riverdale Series Comes To CW Television . . .

transparent_spaceThe CW is very quickly becoming television’s home for all things comic book. In addition to all the other properties on there DC Comics slate as of right now, the network has just announced they’ll be picking up Riverdale, a high school drama based on the classic characters from Archie Comics . . .

After being totally rejected by Fox, the Riverdale pilot quickly became a favorite over at the CW, where the Greg Berlanti-produced show has now been given a full season order. Though featuring famous teenagers Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead, Riverdale isn’t intended to be an exact adaptation of the long-running Archie Comics.

The new television series is pulling more inspiration from the recent All-New Archie Comics, written by Mark Waid with current artwork from Veronica Fish, the artist also responsible for Riverdale‘s promo artwork ( seen above ) that puts a slightly different spin on our beloved characters of old.

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The Riverdale pilot, and presumably the season to follow, stars newcomer KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhard as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veroinca Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones. Also appearing is Ashleigh Murray as Josie (of Josie and the Pussycats), Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, and Luke Perry as Fred Andrews.

Given the controversial new direction of the recent comics and fans mixed response too them, will this new take fly at the CW or ultimately crash and burn? Only time will tell, but we’ll certainly keep you posted as more comes in . .

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Warners Takes Another Shot At Archie & The Gang Movie?

Well it looks like Warner Bros Studio is not giving up on the idea of bringing everyone’s favorite red-haired hippster too the big screen, it seems the latest rumor is they wish to give the long-in-development “Archie & the Gang” another shot at a sucessful treatment for a future summer 2017 release.

While no big names writers or directors have been officially attached thus far in this new resurgence’s of the project at Warner Studio right now, rumor is they are eyeing there original frontrunner for the project, none other than Mr Brad Bird. ( Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Toy Story 3 ) Way back in 2004, they originally asked Bird to direct the project, but talks eventually fell apart and so did the on & off script and so the director left the movie and went on too great sucess in other films, as we all know.

The original treatment information has never been released, but a second story treatment was attempted in 2011 , pitching Archie and his pals amists a giant Zombie outbreak at Riverdale high. But no directors came onboard and it was quickly put on a shelf along with other Warner projects at the time.

Now the rumor is the new direction this time round, Warner’s wants to go back to the original 1940’s and make Archie a fun, period piece franchise. No word on the Zombie storyline, which was a successful run in the “Archie” comics in the 2000’s. But this early in the game, only time will tell what storylines get mixed together or tossed out completely.

But amidst all of the pressure and mega-success from “Dc Comic’s” rival “Marvel Comics” and now “Walt Disney” has purchased “Lucasfilm’, Warner Studio is looking to ramp up another franchise in the rat race as soon as possible. So rest assured we will keep you up-to-date as things develop or possibly fall apart in the future . . .

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