Angel Locsin is still Darna: reports

It looks like the search for the new Darna has come to an end.

According to tabloid reports, Angel Locsin will reprise the role of Darna for a Star Cinema movie.

Aster Amoyo of Pilipino Star Ngayon wrote this was confirmed to her by Star Cinema head Malou Santos during a dinner-get together hosted by ABS-CBN President Carlo Katigbak earlier this week. 

Jimi Escala of tabloid Bandila also reported that Angel will play Darna once again. 

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According to Escala, Jessy Mendiola — one of the actresses rumored to be in the running for the role — has already been told that she won’t be getting the part. 

Angel announced she decided to pull out of the Darna movie project in Oct 2015 due to a disc bulge in her spine. The 31-year-old actress first played the popular comic book superheroine in a 2005 GMA TV series.

Many actresses were reportedly considered for the role, including Jessy, Ritz Azul, Liza Soberano, and Nadine Lustre. 

If the reports are true, we will still have to wait before Angel flies as Darna on the big screen. She is slated to appear in the Star Cinema movie The Third Party with Sam Milby and Zanjoe Marudo later this year. 

Star Cinema is reportedly aiming to release the Darna movie in 2017.

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