Award-winning actor Coco Martin downplayed rumors that he was offered the role of the Captain Barbell when ABS-CBN starts its own production of the iconic superhero by Mars Ravelo.
"Hindi, hindi [inalok sa akin]," Coco told ABS-CBN News when asked if he was the chosen one to reprise the Filipino superhero on the network's TV adaptation.
After the revelation of Anne Curtis as the new Dyesebel, ABS-CBN started to air teasers for the next Mars Ravelo's characters who will be given life again, including Darna and Captain Barbell.
Coco Martin said even though the project was huge, the role of Captain Barbell may not fit him because of his height. According to the Juan Dela Cruz star, he could only pass as Captain Barbell's alter-ego, Teng.
"Hindi. Ang liit ko. Baka 'yung kapag naging superhero na siya hindi na ako 'yon. Ako 'yung normal. Maganda 'yung proyekto pero baka hindi sa akin bagay, baka pagtawanan ako," he said.
Coco is now working on his upcoming indie film Padre de Familia [read more about the movie here] with Nora Aunor and Julia Montes. After the movie, Coco revealed that he will headline another ABS-CBN teleserye.
"Baka mag-start na ako itong end of January. Magbabalik ako. Napakagandang ano sa akin, kasi after Juan dela Cruz, superhero siya, ngayon gumawa ako ng ganitong klaseng pelikula. Tapos ang gagawin kong next soap ay heavy drama na may action, kumbaga ready ako ngayon humarap sa soap operang gagawin ko," he said.