According to a tweet by @Kane Errol Choa, Angel Locsin is no longer doing the Darna movie.
Here is what is in the press statement.
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE “DARNA” MOVIE WITH ANGEL LOCSIN
It is with deep regret that we announce that ABS-CBN, Star Cinema, and Angel Locsin have mutually agreed that Angel will no longer do the “Darna” movie due to health reasons. Because of her passion, dedication, and commitment to the project, she underwent various rigorous training regimens for two years. Unfortunately, this led her to developing a disc bulge in her spine. This then limits her from doing strenuous activities such as stunts, liftings, and the usage of harness, all of which will be required of her for the action scenes in the film. Aside from that, she will need to undergo rehabilitation and treatment.
And so while we have envisioned her to do the iconic Filipino heroine, Angel’s health and safety are both our primary concern. Hence, the decision.
Fans need not worry. The can still look forward to seeing her in a movie that she is currently shooting with Vilma Santos. Angel’s physical condition does not prevent her from finishing the said project.
Again, we sincerely thank Angel for her hard work and pray for her recovery.
Kane Errol Choa
Head, Integrated Corporate Communications
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE “DARNA” MOVIE WITH ANGEL LOCSIN pic.twitter.com/Sx1WBidW0n
— ABS-CBN PR (@ABSCBNpr) October 26, 2015
Angel was in Tonight with Boy Abunda and told why she is no longer doing the role:
This is a sad news for Darna and Angel Locsin fans. However, the health concern is a priority.
Who do you think will replace her in the role of “Darna”. Who among the Kapamilya heroines can do justice to the role? There are some rumors that Liza Soberano will be doing the role.
Do you think Liza is the ideal next Darna?
Please comment your suggestions or guess who the next Darna will be.