While fans are still reeling over the tragic update, showbiz news outlets have jump-started the conversation about the actress worthy of replacing Angel.
The public has spoken, and the escalating debate on who should be the next Darna has reached social media. Star Cinema might want to consider the following names:
Our friends over at Cosmopolitan Philippines put up an online poll, featuring a slew of A-list actresses (Bea Alonzo, Anne Curtis), sex symbols (Arci Muñoz, Ellen Adarna), all-out performers (Maja Salvador, Yassi Pressman), and rising stars (Liza Soberano, Julia Barretto).
As of this writing, Nadine Lustre is killing the competition with 10597 votes, or 52.26% of the total count; Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is a far second with 4013 (19.79%). It's the 2016 Sexiest voting all over again.
The website rolled out its own candidates for the role of the superheroine, complete with input from movie director Erik Matti. Suprisingly, the prevailing name in the article's comments section doesn't belong to a Kapamilya, but rather a Kapuso: Sanya Lopez of Encantadia.
Netizens believe that the actress who plays Sang'gre Danaya has what it takes to be the next Darna because of her grace, physique, and more importantly, how convincing she is when doing fight scenes.
The FHM Nation is obviously having a hard time letting go of the two-time Sexiest Woman. While a couple of personalities have been thrown into the mix, the likes of Sarah Geronimo and Jennylyn Mercado, many are intrigued by the idea of Queen Pia in the iconic costume.
Unfortunately, the toxicity of social media reared its ugly head, in the form of abusive comments directed at one particular candidate.