The Facebook page, “Certified Kapamilya,” revealed its "scoop" recently on the much-anticipated casting coup, serving up clues about the planned film adaptation of the iconic Mars Ravelo superheroine.
It said: “Scoop: Si 'M' ang gaganap na bilang Darna. Produkto ng reality show ang gaganap na Valentina at hahanap ng bagong child wonder ang ABS-CBN para gampanan ang role ni Ding. May cameo role pa rin si Angel Locsin dito at ang special participation ng Star For All Season Miss Vilma Santos-Recto.”
Although confirmed details regarding the Erik Matti-helmed action-fantasy have yet to be announced, the fan page’s author also claimed Darna will be shown in December 2018, just in time for Star Cinema’s 25th anniversary.
In a related post, Twitter account “Showbiz Banter” also tried to be cryptic about who will don Darna's fabled garb.
Given that clue, FHM came up with nine celebrities who we think will possibly don the red and gold costume. Here are our guesses.
This phenomenal actress deserves a phenomenal role. Despite her still-growing popularity, Maine has remained humble and relatable. She's quietly confident, like Narda—and extraordinary, like Darna.
Maja has been in the showbiz industry for years. She has proven that she has the talent and the looks to take on the mantle of the Philippines' most famous superheroine. It's a smashing film career boost we're sure she'll have no difficulty in handling.
The FHM Hall of Famer starred as Darna in the 2009 TV series. She knows the role inside out. We won't be surprised if her version of Darna will eventually soar to the big screen.
4) Maris Racal
She's young, she's determined. This PBB alum is a breathe of fresh air. The millennial Darna, that's what she is.
The Kapamilya actress showed she's a valuable asset to the network, thanks to her commendable role in the recently concluded, long-running TV series Doble Kara. And before tying the knot is the perfect time for her to fly high and show that toned bod on the big screen.
The perfect first acting project for this beauty queen? We honestly can't think of anything else.
7) Megan Young
The former Miss World should conquer the world, right? It's time to put her sporty self to the test, and beat the hell out of Darna's villains.
8) Miles Ocampo
Another fresh-faced beauty, the former child star has the potential to be one of the biggest actresses in the future. We saw her grow up and become the beautiful woman she is now. She has the skills, the charm, the mass appeal. We just can't wait to see her kick-ass as Darna.
The former FHM cover girl already looks so great in costumes. Darna's red two-piece gear no doubt will be a perfect fit for her. It's time that her superhero dreams come true.
Who's your pick?