No doubt about it: ABS-CBN's announcement of 20-year-old actress Jane De Leon being cast as Star Cinema's new Darna made us all feel excited, shocked, and giddy! Jane is a relatively new face for most of us, and we can't wait to see her take on the iconic superhero role.
The young actress took to Instagram last night to post her first photos as "Narda" and wrote, "Maraming maraming salamat po sa tiwala! Pangako po na pagtatrabahuhan ko po ito at ibibigay ko ang lahat."
Liza Soberano, who withdrew from the Darna remake earlier this year after sustaining a serious finger injury in 2018, gave Jane her blessing by commenting on her post and saying, "Congratulations [heart emoji]!"
Jane replied, "Thank you so much, Hope! [heart emoji]"
The new Darna film, which is set to be released in 2020, will be produced at ABS-CBN's new sound stages in Bulacan. Back in October 2018, fans were asking director Jerrold Tarog to make some major changes to Darna's costume, making it less of a bikini, less revealing, and more like Wonder Woman's from the 2017 film starring Gal Gadot. Let's see what happens!
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