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WATCH: Liza Soberano was ‘superhero in the making’ in intense fight training for ‘Darna’

/ 01:52 PM April 11, 2019

Liza Soberano may not be the next Darna, but she was hard at work building her super-strength and agility to ward off enemies in the upcoming “Darna” remake.

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Image: Instagram/@lizasoberano

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Erwin Tagle, who was part of the stunt team training the actress, shared pictures and videos on Facebook Wednesday, April 10, of Soberano going all out at the gym.

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super hero in the making before she injured her finger😥she got injured in an accident during her tv show with a different stunt team😥

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Posted by Erwin Tagle on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

“[Superhero] in the making before she injured her finger,” he wrote.

One video shows how the 21-year-old actress would have defeated a group of thugs—and her winsome smile–after taking them down.

Posted by Erwin Tagle on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Even a minute of her workouts were no joke, as they involved lunges and planks.

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Posted by Erwin Tagle on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

It was not all serious though, as Soberano found amusement in taking down her trainers.

Posted by Erwin Tagle on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The actress was exposed to different martial arts, from kickboxing to fighting with nunchucks.

Posted by Erwin Tagle on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The decision to leave the prestigious project was not one she took lightly. Soberano disclosed that a finger injury prevented her from performing the demanding stunts in the film.

Soberano may not be Darna onscreen, but there is no doubt she captured her spirit and fighting form.  /ra

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