Darna - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Darna


Paulo Avelino joins cast of 'Darna' movie

Feb 12, 2020 - 9:21 PM

The actor's role in the movie has yet to be announced

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LOOK: Jerrold Tarog teases 'Day 1' of 'Darna'

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:57 PM

The movie finally starts shooting

Sharon Cuneta, Regine Velasquez remind next 'Darna' Jane de Leon: Take care of your health

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Make sure you give the role justice – but don't forget your health, the two actresses remind Jane

'Darna' star Jane de Leon donates ABS-CBN Ball 2019 prize money to Bantay Bata 163

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Jane bagged the Belo Beauty on the Rise award

Here's how you can get the Darna Funko Pop in Manila

Jul 25, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Ding, tara na sa Fun Con!

DARNA COMES HOME. A limited edition Funko Pop is finally hitting Philippine shores. Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN

Liza Soberano on Jane de Leon: ‘I’m so happy for her’

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Liza says she is excited for Jane's career

LIZA SOBERANO. The actress shares her excitement for Jane de Leon being cast as Darna. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

WATCH: The day Jane de Leon found out she's Darna

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:02 AM

The young actress turns speechless after ABS-CBN executives tell her she was the new Darna

Nadine Lustre says she never auditioned for 'Darna'

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The actress says in a media interview that she was honored 'to be likened to Darna who is independent, powerful'

Jerrold Tarog on a more nuanced, more introspective Darna

Jul 17, 2019 - 3:47 PM

The director shares his plans for the upcoming superhero film

JERROLD TAROG. The director, shown here at a 2018 press conference for his film 'Goyo,' talks about bringing more nuance to his depiction of Darna in the upcoming film. File photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

What you need to know about Jane de Leon, the new Darna

Jul 17, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The 20-year-old Star Magic artist is set to follow the footsteps of Angel Locsin and Marian Rivera in playing the iconic role

Jane de Leon is the new Darna!

Jul 17, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Ding, ibigay ang bato kay Jane!

NEW DARNA. Jane de Leon has been cast in the iconic role. Screenshot from Instagram.com/imjanedeleon

Nadine Lustre on auditioning for Darna: 'Of course I would want to do it'

May 04, 2019 - 5:24 PM

The actress is a fan favorite to play the iconic superhero

FAN FAVORITE. Nadine Lustre says she is willing to audition for the role of Darna. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

LOOK: Star Cinema opens 'Darna' auditions to the public

May 01, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Open auditions are set for May 4 and 5

OPEN AUDITIONS. Who will be the next Darna? Screenshot from ABS-CBN's Facebook

WATCH: Rufa Mae Quinto is the Darna you never knew you needed

Apr 26, 2019 - 4:06 PM

'Ding ang bato, ‘to, ‘to!'

THE NEXT DARNA? Rufa Mae Quinto gives her best take on Darna's iconic line on 'Tonight With Boy Abunda.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/ABSCBNOnline

Erik Matti says Nadine Lustre is his pick to replace Liza Soberano as Darna

Apr 11, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Nadine is a fan favorite for the role of the iconic superhero

NADINE LUSTRE. The actress is favored by many – from netizens to director Erik Matti – to become the next Darna. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Pia Wurtzbach says she would play Darna if given the chance

Apr 10, 2019 - 10:54 AM

The beauty queen is a fan favorite to play the superhero

PIA WURTZBACH. The beauty queen says Darna is the 'role of a lifetime.' File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Angel Locsin on Liza Soberano leaving 'Darna': 'Nag-alala ako sa kanya'

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:20 PM

'Kung mayroon man sigurong tao na makakaintindi sa pinagdaraanan niya ngayon, ako iyon,' says Angel Locsin

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

After Liza Soberano's exit, fans share picks for the next Darna

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:13 PM

From Nadine Lustre to Maine Mendoza to Maja Salvador, here are the actresses people want for the iconic role

NEW DARNA. Nadine Lustre, Maine Mendoza, Yassi Pressman, Kathryn Bernardo, and Jessy Mendiola are some of actresses that fans want to see as Darna. Photos by Jay Ganzon and Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Liza Soberano backs out of 'Darna' due to finger injury

Apr 04, 2019 - 9:01 PM

The actress says her injury has affected her training for the role

LIZA SOBERANO. The actress bows out of playing Darna due to a finger injury. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Jerrold Tarog takes over as 'Darna' director

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Director Erik Matti has exited the project, citing 'creative differences' with the film outfit

NEW DIRECTOR. Jerrold Tarog is set to direct 'Darna.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Erik Matti out as 'Darna' director

Oct 04, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Star Cinema says the company and the director have mutually decided to part due to creative differences

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Erik Matti on 'BuyBust': 'I wanted to be very objective'

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The director also gives updates on 'Darna' and 'OTJ'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LOOK: Liza Soberano trains for ‘Darna’

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:51 PM

File under ‘fitspiration’

DARNA TRAINING. Liza Soberano gets in shape to play the iconic superhero. Photo from Instagram.com/lizasoberano

'Darna' a coming-of-age film for Liza Soberano, says Erik Matti

Jul 05, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Director Erik Matti says the new Darna film will have a unique approach He also clarifies they have yet to finalize the other cast members

Liza Soberano gets featured on Vogue website

Jul 02, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Vogue interviews Liza s stylist Perry Tabora about her fashion choices

LOOK: Artists reimagine Darna in awesome artworks

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:10 PM

What would the new Darna look like? Here are some ideas from local artists

LOOK: Angel Locsin's welcome gift for new Darna Liza Soberano

Jun 01, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Just like the stone of Darna I m hoping that she ll pass these on to her next successor someday says Angel who was supposed to play Darna in the Erik Matti film

Liza Soberano is the new Darna

May 30, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Liza replaces Angel Locsin who bowed out of the project due to health reasons

Iza Calzado on playing Darna: 'It's not for me'

Mar 30, 2017 - 6:43 PM

Iza who previously underwent cosmetic surgery in a bid to play Darna in the past says she will be happy for the actress who will land the role

Angel Locsin bids goodbye to 'Darna'

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:21 AM

I now entrust the reins to the next lucky lady who will have the time of her life portraying the role Angel says

Angel Locsin won't be playing 'Darna'

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:14 PM

Star Cinema s Malou Santos confirms that Angel will no longer play the role due to health reasons

Angel Locsin addresses Luis Manzano breakup rumors

Jan 30, 2016 - 10:57 AM

May pinagdadaanan lang po kami Angel says of her relationship with the TV host

'PGT' judge Angel Locsin touched as fans chant 'Darna'

Jan 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM

New Pilipinas Got Talent judge Angel Locsin says her previous role as Darna will always be special

Angel Locsin leaves 'Darna' movie project

Oct 26, 2015 - 10:47 PM

Angel bows out of the film for health reasons

Angel Locsin to return as ‘Darna’ in new movie

Jun 27, 2014 - 3:29 PM

The actress previously played the superhero character created by Mars Ravelo in 2005

Anti-stereotypes in 'Blame it on the Heat'

Jul 01, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Surrealist photographer Francesca Balaguer Mercado takes your favorite feminine stereotypes and turns them around in her first Philippine exhibit

MORE THAN THE USUAL PORTRAIT. Francesca Balaguer-Mercado styles and shoots portraits with a character twist. All photos courtesy of Francesca Balaguer-Mercado