It's official! Star Cinema has finally found its new Darna—and her name is Jane de Leon!
The announcement came just a few minutes ago on ABC-CBN’s official news site. "Jane de Leon is the new Darna," the title of the article reads.
"Yung Darna story natin ngayon is a genesis story, a coming of age. Ang requirement talaga is somebody na young and with an air of innocence but at the same time a strength of character," says ABS-CBN Films' managing director Olivia Lamasan, referencing why Jane is perfect for the role.
In response, Jane says, "I will do everything and anything for the role because I believe in her, I believe in what Darna stands for."
"We have found a new Darna and she is none other than Jane de Leon," the article reads.
So who is Jane de Leon? A quick Google search will tell you that she’s a 20-year-old fresh face who’s already seen her fair share of acting roles on shows like Maalaala Mo Kaya, Wansapanataym, and Ipaglaban Mo. She also recently starred in Halik as Maggie, portraying Jericho Rosales’ younger sister on the TV series. Her film credits, on the other hand, include a thriller movie titled The Debutantes in 2017, and the 2018 teen flick Walwal.
Our new Darna also happens to be multi-talented. According to Jane’s official artist profile on the Star Cinema website, she models, sings, and plays the guitar and drums.
Jane is set to replace Liza Soberano, who dropped the project due to health concerns. Meanwhile, Heneral Luna director Jerrold Tarog will be writing and directing the superhero film.