Ever since it was reported in 2011 that ABS-CBN has acquired the rights to Mars Ravelo‘s most popular creation–“Darna”–speculations from netizens and the blogosphere that Angel Locsin will play the role of the beloved super heroine in either a TV series adaptation or a movie remake abound.
Please take note that neither ABS-CBN nor its film production arm Star Cinema are yet to release an official statement if Angel Locsin was indeed chosen to play the role. The network is also mum if the “Darna” project will be in a form of a TV series adaptation or a movie remake.
But here are some clues.
First, Star Creatives’ Roxy Liquigan posted the following tweet a couple of weeks ago:
Lipad Darna Lipad!
— Roxy L (@Roxy_Liquigan) August 22, 2012
“Lipad Darna Lipad” is actually the title of the 1973 movie starring the Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos.
Second, Jhai’Ho from the DZMM program “Showbiz Mismo” had a slip-of-the-tongue moment and congratulated Angel Locsin for allegedly being chosen to star in an upcoming “Darna” movie.
Unconfirmed reports say that “Darna” is slated to become a primetime series but clues are now pointing out to a movie remake.
And as for who will swallow that precious stone and shout “Darna” on top of her lungs, there are so many qualified Kapamilya stars who I think can give justice to the role: Shaina Magdayao, Anne Curtis, Maja Salvador, Maricar Reyes, Bea Alonzo, Kim Chiu, and Cristine Reyes, to name a few.
But as for me, it’s a little something like this: Some stars are “born” to play specific roles. Nora Aunor was born to play Elsa in “Himala,” Vilma Santos was born to play “Sister Stella L.,” Sharon Cuneta was born to play Dorina in “Bituing Walang Ningning.” And the fan inside me says Angel Locsin was born to play the modern day “Darna.”