The role of iconic Pinay superhero Darna has ~*finally*~ been filled by Liza Soberano. While the Kapamilya beauty has been linked to the Erik Matti-directed film for some time now, the finality of the decision has gotten its share of haters.
Liza Soberano as Darna? Ugh.. No hate pero... rip childhood?????— xy (@xyphee_) May 30, 2017
Im a fan of Liza Soberano but sad to say Im not in favor of her being darna. ????????— Joyen Ann (@joyenbesin) June 1, 2017
Liza, having been born and raised in America, obviously did not learn Filipino as her first language. Her being more comfortable speaking in English, of course, caused people in the interwebz to "make fun" of her apparent conyo-ness.
Imagine Liza as the next Darna— Merryane Bacud (@merryanebacud) May 30, 2017
"Ding, the stone!"
Liza is Darna? Patay! Nosebleed tayo neto!????????— Jea Ongpauco (@jiaanimo) June 1, 2017
magtataglish ba si liza soberano pag nag darna siya— buttercup (@marshmalowamber) June 1, 2017
Some also think she isn't tough enough to play the badass superheroine:
No hate, I love Liza Soberano but I'm rooting for Sanya Lopez to be cast as Darna. She got the angst and fierceness.— s p a c e (@zarceeeee) June 1, 2017
Or that she isn't morena/Pinay enough:
what would be a more appropriate term to discuss the casting? Nashook din ako sa features ni Liza when I envisioned Darna as more...morena??— starbucks covfefe (@keetbee) May 31, 2017
Tbh, I like Liza Soberano but I think may mas better choice pa as Darna. Darna is morena and yung hindi mukhang may ibang lahi.— M A R G A U X ???? (@mrgauxB) May 31, 2017
— Dayanara ???? (@yhaxioxio) May 31, 2017
But, in spite of the hate she's been getting, Liza definitely has her band of loyal followers:
EDITORS' NOTE: Thanks for your tweets! We have added more to this list as of June 2, 2017.
Liza as Darna??? Ok, will definitely watch that ????— Ricci Rivero (@RicciRivero06) May 30, 2017
"Who can take on Gal Gadot as the world's most beautiful superhero?"— James Vitaliano (@jamesvitaliano) May 30, 2017
Say no more. Meet Liza Soberano. The "Filipino Wonder Woman," Darna. pic.twitter.com/N6MxnLf2SS
After Pia Wurtzbach, now Darna. Liza Soberano is taking iconic roles and raising the bar. I'm already hearing her shout "Darna!" in my head.— James Vitaliano (@jamesvitaliano) May 30, 2017
So, what are your thoughts on Liza being cast as Darna?
Follow Jacinda on Instagram.