Liza Soberano will no longer do Darna

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ABS-CBN and Star Cinema already accepted Liza Soberano’s decision to withdraw from the “Darna” movie project due to medical reasons.

In the official statement released by ABS-CBN Integrated Corporate Communications headed by Kane Errol Choa. They highlighted that during Liza’s stint as Ganda in Bagani last year that she already suffered a finger bone fracture while doing a fight scene.

And with that, she still undergoing treatment and recovering from the trauma. After consulting her doctors, they recommend that Liza should not pursue the project as the injury shall hamper her from doing stunts that the role will require her.

(Liza’s interview with ABS-CBN News)

ABS-CBN and Star Cinema accepted Liza’s decision and promised that they will continue the said project will looking for Liza’s replacement. Here is the official statement of ABS-CBN.

“ABS-CBN and Star Cinema regretfully announce their acceptance of Liza Soberano’s decision to withdraw from the “Darna” movie project due to medical reasons.

Liza suffered a finger bone fracture while doing a fight scene on the set of “Bagani” last year. She is still undergoing treatment and recovering from the trauma.  Unfortunately, after consultation with her doctors, it was deemed best for Liza not to pursue the project as the injury shall hamper her from effectively doing the movie stunts required.

ABS-CBN and Star Cinema understand Liza’s condition, respect her decision, and wish her well on her recovery.

Meanwhile, the preparation for the “Darna” movie continues as ABS-CBN and Star Cinema remain fully committed in telling the well-loved story of the Filipina superheroine and have started the selection process for the new actress who will bring the iconic character to life on the big screen.”

(Liza’s interview with ABS-CBN News)

It was in 2014 that ABS-CBN announced that Darna is coming back on the mainstream and Liza will be doing the role. That time, Erik Matti was chosen to be the director. In October 2018, Erik resigned and was replaced by Jerrold Tarog.

Throughout the years, celebrities already portrayed Darna includes Angel Locsin, Marian Rivera, Vilma Santos, Nanette Medved, Anjanette Abayari and Dolphy (for Darna parody).

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