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

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

Im not being a bias but after liza i think nadine will be the perfect girl to portray darna cause she's fierce and she has the pure filipina features #BagongDarna — Vijay(@VijayPalmiano) April 5, 2019

MY PRESIDENT Nadine Lustre is a REAL HERO #DarNadine #BagongDarna — Stay away (@monomestlove) April 5, 2019

Pia Wurtzbach

View this post on Instagram Reposting my take on #darna from 2017. #sigawdarna #piawurtzbach #artph A post shared by Alexis Somes (@alexsomesart) on Mar 29, 2019 at 4:09am PDT

Maine Mendoza 

I would love to see Maine Mendoza as the new Darna. #BagongDarna #MaineMACeventSOLDOUT — Maine Mendoza Quotes (@mainedcmquotes_) April 5, 2019


Jennylyn Mercado

Jennylyn Mercado is our #BagongDarna Empowered Filipina Award-winning Actress Box Office Star Sexiest Woman Women and Children Advocate Super Mom Triathlete Real-life Survivor @MercadoJen — Jennylyn Mercado (@JennylynNation) April 5, 2019


Jessy Mendiola

View this post on Instagram @senorita_jessy as Darna, coz why not? Still not sure with the helmet though, might make some few changes to it. . . . #art #ipadpro #ipadartist #illustrator #ipadproart #procreate #illustration #myart #drawing #sketch #sketchbook #digitalpainting #digitalart #painting #sketch_dailydose #artstrending #art_dailydose #hypnotizing_arts #artph #artsy #sunlight_art #art_overnight #artwork #filipina #workinprogress #fanart #apple #darna #sigawdarna #jessymendiola A post shared by Chovelasarts™️ (@chovelasarts) on Apr 4, 2019 at 12:55am PDT

 Yassi Pressman

I go for Yassi Pressman as a new Darna. #BagongDarna — flynn_suarez (@flynn_high11) April 5, 2019

Julia Montes 

Julia Montes as #BagongDarna Give her the biggest break she deserves. — MONTESified  (@MONTESified) April 5, 2019


Kathryn Bernardo

#BagongDarna A Talented Actress A Good role model A Filipina Beauty A game changer that Darna does not need to be perfect An Actress that defy expectations And above all An Actress with Undeniable Box Office Force Darna is Kathryn Bernardo — Daryl (@darylmico16) April 5, 2019


Maja Salvador

View this post on Instagram #dalagangpilipina @iammajasalvador #darna #dennisMcuadraWorks #bagongdarna A post shared by Dennis Monsalud Cuadra (@dennismcuadraworks) on Apr 5, 2019 at 4:07pm PDT


Julia Barretto

Julia Barretto be like :Looking for a new Darna? Say no more! #BagongDarna — JRDdcrz19 (@Rjdcruxz) April 5, 2019


Gabbi Garcia

Gabbi Garcia for #BagongDarna #Darna — silentfangirl (@silentfangirl4) April 5, 2019 

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?  

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