Marami ang nanghihinayang na hindi na matutuloy ang pagdidirek ni Erik Matti sa pinakabagong version ng Darna na pagbibidahan ni Liza Soberano at ipoprodyus ng Star Cinema.
“Creative differences” between the director and Star Cinema ang sinasabing dahilan kung bakit hindi na gagawin ni Direk Erik ang iconic movie.
Nag-isyu ng official statement ang ABS-CBN tungkol dito at nagbigay din ng kanyang reaksyon dito ang premyadong director na ipinost niya sa kanyang Facebook account.
“As it has been announced, I have officially resigned from the movie Darna. It’s been 5 years and how I wish I could have finished it after all the hard work that went into preparing and putting it together. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out ideally for both parties."
“Darna is personal to me. My first project in the industry was as continuity supervisor for Peque Gallaga’s Darna with Anjanette Abayari. And doing this modern reboot of the classic superhero, I feel that I have come full circle in this industry."
“I would like to thank my staff and crew who have toiled through the process bringing forth brilliant design and execution ideas as to how we can bring to life a uniquely modern take of our iconic Filipino superhero that can be relevant to the times."
“To Liza Soberano, thank you for the dedication and commitment. I’m sure you’ll be a kickass Darna."
“To Star Cinema, ABS-CBN, and the next director, I wish you all the best for this project.”
Sa naturang post ni Direk Erik ay naka-attach din ang buong mukha ni Liza na sa tingin ng marami ay magiging bagong looks ni Darna.