Angel Locsin Reprises Role As ‘darna’ Not On Tv But On MovieIt is final. Angel Locsin will reprise the role of ‘Darna.’ But she would wear the Pinay superhero costume not on TV but on the big screen. The confirmation was made by the managing director of Star Cinema, Malou Santos. The film outfit is a unit of ABS-CBN, which has acquired the rights to most of the novels and works of the late master storyteller Mars Ravelo.
This confirmation should put an end to numerous speculations about who would best play the superhero role in ABS-CBN’s camp. In the past year, many people have started the guessing game as to who among the top female stars in the network would be best to play the role.
Star Cinema also revealed that the plot of the new ‘Darna’ movie would deal on the modern-day setting. It would also make light of her story in the past. The creative people behind the film production are already in the process of brainstorming. But for sure, we may expect the new ‘Darna’ movie for filming and for commercial run on theaters sometime next year.
Second time for Angel
If plans would push through, it would be Angel’s second time to play the much coveted Pinay superhero role. It could be recalled that she first played as ‘Darna’ in 2005 through a primetime TV series produced and aired by GMA-7. In 2009, the network gave its primetime queen Marian Rivera the chance to play as ‘Darna,’ making her one of the rare actresses who played two Mars Ravelo characters as she had played ‘Dyesebel’ in another past TV series.
However, it seems that Angel is still clueless about the Star Cinema decision. According to sources, her camp is yet to receive any offer or confirmation from the film outfit. But it is sure that the planned project would push through because Angel has always been vocal about her willingness to play the role again.
In an interview in the past, she was quoted as saying that Darna had been a memorable role for her. She said that the character would always be a part of personality. She also pronounced that she would be happy and delighted if ABS-CBN would give her the chance to play the role once again.
Star Cinema’s special effects
Star Cinema seems to be focusing on special effects for its future projects. Ms. Santos has revealed that the movie company wants to showcase its capacity to use modern special effects to make the new ‘Darna’ a cut from the rest. She hinted that the company might collaborate with Reality Entertainment, which is best known for using special effects in the local industry these days.
Aside from ‘Darna,’ Star Cinema would also revive the hit movie ‘Magic Temple,’ which originally showcased the talents of then child stars Carlo Aquino and Anna Larrucea. This time, the movie would be spearheaded by teen stars Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo. Star Cinema plans to make it a five-part movie.