Liza Soberano is the new Darna

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After years of waiting and endless of rumors and speculations, we now have a new actress to play the iconic Filipino superhero Darna. It's non-other-than Liza Soberano. The confirmation came straight from the Kapamilya star herself during an interview that was aired on television via TV Patrol.
"Yes it's confirmed, tinatanggap ko na po ang role bilang Darna." - Liza Soberano. 
Prior to this official announcement it was still Angel Locsin to continue playing Darna for this new movie adaptation project, but Angel Locsin had to give up the role due to the back injury she sustained a couple of years ago.
"Though it did not go as planned, it was still an amazing journey. Darna embodies the heart, resilience, and hope of a Filipina and it was a pleasure to have played her. I now entrust the reins to the next lucky lady who will have the time of her life portraying the role," Angel Locsin said as she bid goodbye to being Darna and give her blessing to the next woman to don the red and gold suit. 
Liza Soberano will follow iconic actresses as well who played Darna since its first fly in local cinemas decades ago like Vilma Santos, Nanette Medved, Regine Velasquez, Anjanette Abayari and even the King of Comedy Dolphy as one of the male Darnas in films. And of course Angel Locsin in movie and TV series in recent memory.
Given the history, success, and those who have portrayed the character all these years, the expectation on Liza Soberano being the new helmer of one of Mars Ravelo's superhero characters is quite high. And she seems to be aware of that as she mentioned she feels nervous about it, but promises to give her more than 100% best in this project.

The untitled Darna movie is going to be directed by Erik Matti and is slated to be released in 2018.

Source: ABS-CBN

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