Teen King Daniel Padilla has already tried various roles throughout his showbiz career but he never had a superhero role yet. Director Frasco Mortiz shared with ABS-CBN News that he was eyeing Daniel to play Lastikman, a fictional hero created by Mars Ravelo.
"Kung papayag si DJ na mag-superhero, why not? Pinu-push ko kasi siya nung una, Lastikman siya eh. Hindi ko lang alam kung papayag siya ngayon. Pero feeling ko naman depende sa concept," he said.
After Princess and I in 2013, director Frasco was supposed to pitch the story to ABS-CBN’s TV production.
"Nung time na 'yon teen na teen pa siya. Eh ngayon nag-iba na, nag-mature na siya. Gagawa siya ng movie with Inang (Olive Lamasan) so mag-iiba ang landscape, mag-iiba ang kuwento. So hindi ko lang alam kung pwede pa din 'yung ganoong kuwento na medyo maloko,” he shared.
According to him, of all Mars Ravelo superheroes, Lastikman’s story is the only one that can be distorted a little.
Now that Daniel has matured a lot, the director is not sure if he’d accept the offer.
“Hindi ko alam, matagal na kasi 'yon. Hindi ko lang din alam kung game pa din siya if ever na io-offer sa kanya. Siguro depende sa offer. Alam mo naman si DJ kung feeling niya bagay sa kanya ay gagawin niya 'yon. Siyempre iniingatan niya din ang image niya."
Daniel has been working on a movie with Kathryn Bernardo that is directed by Olivia M. Lamasan and partly shot in Spain.