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Mar 22, 2017
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That Angel Locsin is Darna no more—a development still mourned by many, a day after she officially retired from the role for good—only shows she's one of the most beloved actresses to ever don the superheroine's red-hot garb.

Sad as her departure may be, her unfortunate exit has intensified the buzz for director Erik Matti's hotly anticipated take on the beloved tri-media fantasy icon. Which is good, in a sense, considering Darna has always been a proven primetime TV ratings monster and box-office champ at kid-friendly movie festivals favored for obvious reasons by big-time film execs.

And judging from the polls designed to get the pulse of the movie-going public's preferred replacement, this Darna fever we're experiencing now is unlikely to go away anytime soon.

This being a Star Cinema project, it was no suprise a handful of ABS-CBN stars like Jessy Mendiola, Arci Muñoz, and Nadine Lustre are leading these informal surveys. What's somewhat jolting, though, is that a new candidate has been tagged by many as the one truly perfect for the role: Encantadia's Sanya Lopez.

In the comment section of PEP.ph, for example, fans have earlier shared they wanted Sang'gre Danaya to take over crime-fighting duties from the much-adored Angel, however unlikely it may seem.

We here at FHM agree. The Kapuso actress' performance on the fight scene-heavy Encantadia is undeniable proof she can do Darna with aplomb. 

Aside from looking irresistibly fantastic in costume, Sanya knows her way around playing the gutsy lead in a high-stakes action-fantasy series. No doubt she’ll sell the role with ease, if you ask us.

Also, her sun-kissed skin makes her the perfect choice to champion the Pinay superheroine's legacy.

Her innocence, meanwhile, makes for a lovely Narda, too...

Complement all this with a kick-ass physique that can thwart even the most sinister of baddies and you've got Ding's dutiful big sister right here!

What do you think fellas?

POLL

Do you want to see Sanya Lopez to be the next Darna?

Yes! She's the perfect fit.

Nope. Many other female celebrities are more suitable for the role.


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