Posted May 23, 2017 by Yuri Mangahas in Movies/TV

Is Liza Soberano The New DARNA?

It’s been months since the departure of Angel Locsin from the much-anticipated superhero project Darna, leaving both the fans and the press wondering about the fate of the red-clad heroine. Multiple rumors and speculations rose from the ashes of Locsin’s fateful au revoir, with celebs like Arci Munoz, Nadine Lustre, Jessy Mendiola, and even 2016 Ms. Universe Pia Wurtzbach being pegged for the titular role.

However, a new update seemingly purported that fan-favorite Liza Soberano is poised to take off as the final choice for Darna.

Liza Soberano

According to an article posted by The Philippine Star, it was mentioned that Soberano was allegedly cast to play as the eponymous protagonist for the film. In addition, the news article points that the young actress is currently undergoing a specialized training regimen to prepare herself for the role.

If the update is indeed true, then this connects to an earlier statement made by director Erik Matti. He mused that Liza Soberano was one of his choices for the said role. Furthermore, the actress’ manager Ogie Diaz also confirms that Soberano is indeed in the running for the project.

Thus far, the only confirmed casting is Sarah Lahbati as she is set to portray the villainous Valentina.

We want to know your thoughts. Would Liza Soberano fit the bill as the new Darna? Sound off your thoughts at the comments section!


Yuri Mangahas

Yuri is magnanimously juggling between two managerial jobs: A technical manager position for an advertising/copy-writing company, and an associate editorial position for a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Nevertheless, he still finds time taking photos and seeking for geek nirvana.