Director Erik Matti shared what they want for the costume of the new Darna, which will be portrayed by popular actress Liza Soberano.
In an interview with reporters, Matti said they are currently choosing the type of costume that will suit Soberano.
“I’ve been tagged on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter with so many designs of new Darna. And all of them, a lot of them look awesome. Ang ganda ng idea behind it. We’ve probably worked on maybe 15 types of costumes for Darna and, of course, we’re trying to come up now with a design that’s really fitting of Liza,” he said.
While the Darna Team opts to keep the iconic references of the costume, they are now trying to come up with a “functional costume.”
“Of course, nado’n iyong mga iconic references. But we’re trying to bring Darna to the modern contemporary setting and we want Darna to be progressive. So hindi lang siya iyong parang costume lang, gusto din namin na maging functional iyong costume na hindi lang siya pampaganda sa kanya kung ‘di may silbi siya sa superhero,” he stated.
[Of course, the iconic references will be present. But we’re trying to bring Darna to the modern contemporary setting and we want Darna to be progressive. So it will not only be just a costume, we want it to be functional, not just something that will make the superhero more attractive. We want it to be useful to the superhero.]
Watch the interview with Director Eric Matti by PEP: