Direk Erik Matti Shares His Choice To Be The “Bagong Darna”

For Direk Erik Matti, this Kapamilya actress deserves to be the Bagong Darna

Prominent filmmaker Erik Matti shared his chosen actress to be the Bagong Darna as Liza Soberano exited from the movie.

Initially, Angel Locsin was the one who will play the role of Darna but due to her health condition, she needed to back out.


Then, Liza got the opportunity to play the iconic Pinay superhero in the movie. However, due to her finger injury, she announced that she could no longer continue shooting for the film.

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Direk Erik was supposed to be the director of the movie but he resigned because of “creative differences”

Based on the report from PEP, the director expressed that Liza is fit to portray as Darna.


“I really feel that Liza would have been a fresh and exciting Darna. She’s young and embodies a lot of potential to create a modern take for this classic superhero character,” he stated.

Direk Erik Matti also expressed his shock when Liza withdrew.

“Surprised to hear about @lizasoberano letting go of #Darna You would have been great for the part. I wish you all the best. Definitely, there’s life after Darna. Take care always, Hope. Don’t cry no more,” the director wrote on his Instagram post.


As ABS-CBN and Star Cinema is currently searching for the Bagong Darna, the filmmaker also shared his choice for the role.

“I only see Nadine Lustre so far as someone who can be Darna. Very sultry. She has a lot of female sensuality and at the same time still looks tough and very Filipina,” he said, based on the report.

Bagong Darna
Photo source: PEP

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Direk Erik added, “The key to casting Darna has always been someone who can look plain and ordinary in her Narda alter ego but can be tough, spunky and can be very sexy as well when she transforms to Darna. Nadine can look all of that.”

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