Its official! GMA-7 finally announced the TV comeback of Darna - the Pinay Superhero made in comics by famous Pinoy author Mars Ravelo.
And who best fit to play the new Darna? Marian Rivera.
Yes, Marian Rivera will play the new Darna. And these announcement was made by GMA-7 SVP for Entertainment Wilma Galvante this afternoon,April 23, at the 7th floor of GMA Network Center.
The announcement was witnessed by Marian itself, GMA Films President Ms. Annette Gozon-Abrogar; Ms. Lilybeth Rasonable and Ms. Marivin Arayata of GMA-7 and Mars Ravelo's son and daughter Zaldy and Ruby Austria.
Marian Rivera was surprised and delighted by the news, "Hindi ko ito alam. Akala ko may pag-uusapan lang na new project. Yun pala, may surprise sila sa akin. Maraming salamat sa GMA-7 at patuloy ang tiwala nila sa akin."
But contrary to their previous press released, Captain Barbell will no longer be part of these new fantaseries on a major role but only as a guest character.
In 2005, GMA-7 first brought Darna to Philippine television and became the launching project of former Kapuso star Angel Locsin in full stardom. Now that Angel is a major artist of Kapamilya network, GMA management unanimously decided to award the role to their current prized possesion - Marian Rivera.
No announcement yet on who will play as Darna's young brother Ding and the Pinay superhero's love interest in her TV comeback.