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After Liza Soberano’s exit, fans share picks for the next Darna

After Liza Soberano’s exit, fans share picks for the next Darna
From Nadine Lustre to Maine Mendoza to Maja Salvador, here are the actresses people want for the iconic role

MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN and Star Cinema are now looking for a new actress to play Darna in the upcoming film, and the people of the Internet have a lot of ideas. 

Pretty much every hot young star is now being considered by netizens for the iconic role once played by the likes of Vilma Santos and Angel Locsin.

Ulan star Nadine Lustre seems to be a forerunner for the role – at least in the hearts of netizens, who even created the hashtag #DarNadine in the campaign to get the actress to play the role. 

Pia Wurtzbach, Kathryn Bernardo, Jennylyn Mercado, Maine Mendoza, and Jessy Mendiola also came up, with some fans even sharing artwork of their respective bets donning Darna’s signature red suit and helmet. 

Here are just some of the internet’s suggestions for #BagongDarna:

Nadine Lustre

Pia Wurtzbach

Maine Mendoza 


Jennylyn Mercado


Jessy Mendiola

 Yassi Pressman

Julia Montes 


Kathryn Bernardo


Maja Salvador


Julia Barretto


Gabbi Garcia


The search for the new Darna began after Liza Soberano, who had been training for the role since 2017, had to bow out of the project due to an injury that crushed the bones of her right index finger.  

An emotional Liza explained her departure from the project on April 4, saying it was a difficult choice to make, but that she wanted to do justice to the beloved superhero. 

That responsibility now falls on another actress’ shoulders – though only time will tell who that actress will be. Who is your bet to replace Liza as Darna?  

Sound off in the comments! – Rappler.com

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