- Actress Angel Locsin is confirmed to reprise the role of Darna in a movie adaptation under Star Cinema
- ABS-CBN executives waited until Locsin is fully healed from her back injuries and got clearance from her doctors to play the part
- The Darna movie will be released in 2017, but the other cast remained undisclosed
It is confirmed! Angel Locsin will reprise her role as Darna in 2017.
According to Fashion Pulis, Angel Locsin is finally confirmed to be the popular Pinay superhero. Since ABS-CBN acquired the rights to the creations of Mars Ravelo, the role was reportedly set for Locsin. However, Angel suffered back injuries that halted the production.
This gave rise to speculations on who will replace her as Darna. Different names surfaced such as Nadine Lustre, Maja Salvador, Kim Chiu, Liza Soberano, Jessy Mendiola, and Pia Wurtzbach. Moreover, the anticipation of fans heightened when Erik Matti’s teaser trailer for Darna was released.
However, Locsin has repeatedly expressed her desire to play the role again and went to therapy for full healing. It seemed that ABS-CBN executives have no other actresses in mind to play the role of Darna. Thus, they waited for Locsin to have a clearance to play the role.
In 2005, Locsin played Darna in a television adaptation of the comic superhero aired by GMA Network. Other actresses who have played Darna include Rosa del Rosario, Vilma Santos, Dolphy, Anjanette Abayari, Nanette Medved, Sharon Cuneta (cameo), and Marian Rivera.
Meanwhile, there is no word yet on who will play the role of Darna’s sidekick Ding and the villains. The Darna movie will be produced by Star Cinema and will be released in 2017.