ABS-CBN, Star Cinema confirm not to pursue Darna Movie with Angel Locsin
Two years ago, Star Cinema releases the Darna Movie teaser that excites the fans. With Angel Locsin being part of the Kapamilya Network, everyone is anticipating her comeback in the iconic role. Unfortunately, ABS-CBN and Star Cinema release an official statement regarding this matter on March 20.
The statement was given my the ABS-CBN Head of Corporate, Kane Choa and it says:
ABS-CBN, Star Cinema, and Angel Locsin have mutually arrived at a final decision that she will no longer pursue the “Darna” movie due to her medical condition.
We gave Angel our full support during and after her treatment in hopes that she would portray the iconic Filipino heroine. Because of Angel’s passion and dedication, she resumed training for the movie after undergoing surgery and therapy for the disc bulge in her spine. Unfortunately, Angel experienced back pain twice during training, prompting her doctor to advise her not to participate in strenuous activities to avoid permanent damage on her spine.
We would have loved to see Angel fly again as Darna and take our hats off to her for the gargantuan efforts she has put in for the project.
We wish her well as she will begin working on other projects, like a special role in “La Luna Sangre” with John Lloyd Cruz, a movie with James Reid, a movie with Coco Martin, and a teleserye.
If not Angel, who will be rightful to replace her in the said role?