- After the official announcement of a new ‘Darna’, stars express who they want as Angel Locsin’s replacement
- Bets include Anne Curtis, Liza Soberano, Nadine Lustre, Iza Calzado, Karylle, Maja Salvador, and Ella Cruz
- No final decision has been released as of posting
After the ABS-CBN management, together with Angel Locsin’s confirmation during an interview and via her Instagram post, issued an official announcement that Angel will no longer reprise her role as ‘Darna’ in the big screen, several celebrities began guessing who may possibly fill in the famous heroine’s shoes.
One of the first names that immediately surfaced is Anne Curtis. Her co-Showtime host Karylle believes that Anne’s physical strength makes her fit for the strenuous activities demanded to effectively portray the fictional character. Isabel Oli agrees, saying that Anne’s active lifestyle is similar to Angel’s, giving her the ability to perform the necessary stunts.
However, another Showtime host, Ryan Bang, thinks that Karylle actually has what it takes to be the next Darna. But Karylle insists on Anne and, possibly, Ella Cruz. Ella, according to Karylle, has an undeniable appeal aside from her outstanding dancing skills.
The next name on the list is Iza Calzado. Yet another Showtime host, Eric Tai, expresses that Iza has superhero potential given her built. Eric also says that Iza comes as a total package because of her superb acting skills.
One of the most popular stars of today’s generation, Liza Soberano, seems to be a favorite choice. Well-known news reader Marc Logan shares that Liza has an aura that is uniquely hers making her a good match for the role. Likewise, actress-comedienne Melai Cantiveros likes to see Liza clinch the role because she wants to see the young star in a completely new genre. Understandably, Ogie Diaz, Liza’s handler, is hoping for the same fate for his artist, saying that Liza possesses the qualities expected of Darna.
An equally prominent young actress, Nadine Lustre, is also included on the list. Athlete-TV host Gretchen Ho approves of Nadine’s overall edgy and strong personality, saying that this will allow her to give justice to the role. In addition, actress-host Amy Perez notes that Nadine’s unique beauty makes her perfect for the part.
Meanwhile, multimedia star Toni Gonzaga and actor John Arcilla are both in agreement that Maja Salvador should be the next Darna not just for her sexy physique but also for her refreshing acting.
Although there is much anticipation for the Star Cinema film, there is still no final decision released.