WATCH: Jane de Leon finally transforms into new Darna
Jane de Leon has finally flown in full costume as the new Darna with her recent transformation into the iconic Filipino superhero.
The actress’ character Narda started her first day on the job as an emergency medical technician after an earthquake hits the town of Nueva Esperanza, as seen in the episode of “Mars Ravelo’s Darna” yesterday, Aug. 19. The episode was also released on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel.
Despite her drive to help others, Narda’s human form had limitations and she ended up falling to the ground while scaling a destroyed building. Narda sees an apparition of her mother Leonor, the first Darna (Iza Calzado), and the magical stone that gives Darna’s superpowers falls from the sky, then lands in front of her.
Narda decides to officially take on her duties as a superhero by swallowing the stone and shouting “Darna!”. Now given Darna’s superpowers and costume, she flies around the building to find wounded individuals and bring them to safety.
“Kailangan ko itong gawin dahil ang pinakamalaking kasalanan, kapag may kakayahan kang tumulong pero wala ka namang ginawa,” she said, repeating Leonor’s lesson to her as a child.
(I need to do this because the greatest sin you can commit is having the ability to help, but choosing not to.)
JRB Creative Production, the entertainment unit that produces “Mars Ravelo’s Darna,” then released an official poster featuring De Leon in full Darna gear via its Instagram page, also yesterday.
The costume was complete with Darna’s two-piece red-and-gold suit, matching knee-high boots, arm cuffs and signature red headgear.
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“Mars Ravelo’s Darna” aired its first episode last Monday, Aug. 15. Aside from De Leon, Calzado and Jaranilla, it also stars Joshua Garcia, Janella Salvador, Rio Locsin, Simon Ibarra, Paolo Gumabao and Joj Agpangan, among others. /ra
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