Award-winning actress Angel Locsin will reprise her role as the Pinay superheroine Darna, but this time, it will be on the big screen. This was confirmed by Star Cinema managing director Malou N. Santos in an interview with Manila Bulletin.
Last year, ABS-CBN acquired the rights to several Mars Ravelo titles including Darna, Captain Barbell and Dyesebel. There are unconfirmed reports then about Angel Locsin reprising her role as Darna but it was not until today that the most-coveted 'stone' was confirmed to be bestowed still on Angel.
Angel Locsin has played Darna for television way back in 2005. Then GMA-7 did another TV version in 2009 starring Marian Rivera.
When ABS-CBN bought the rights to famous masterpieces of Mars Ravelo, the initial thought is that they will be remaking them for television. However, recent developments revealed that the management is planning for movie remakes of these works.
According to Ms. Malous Santos, Star Cinema is already done with the script regarding Darna's past and currently brainstorming for the continuation of the story. The film outfit is targeting next year for the start of filming.
So there you are. It's official that Angel Locsin will be playing Darna in a movie version by Star Cinema. Angel is very deserving for the role that even Marian Rivera (who already played Darna) approved of Angel's Darna reprise (read story here).
Keep posted for more updates about this big Darna movie from Star Cinema and the rest of the cast, especially, the main villain Valentina and Darna's little brother Ding (the 'stone keeper').