Jane de Leon is the new Darna.
This was announced by ABS-CBN Films' managing director Olivia Lamasan in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News.
According to her, choosing Jane was a "unanimous decision" among the management.
"Natuwa nga ako na isa siya sa mga nag-audition. Sabi ko ay there's something about her. Pati si Direk Lauren (Dyogi) said there's something about her. Bilang filmmakers, may nakikita kami. Malakas ang instinct ng bata," the managing director said.
Meanwhile, according to Darna director Jerrold Tarog, there is something unique about the actress.
"Pinresent na si Jane sa amin a couple of years ago, and among all the 13 noon na Mr. M (Johnny Manahan) presented from Star Magic, natatandaan ng isang talent handler na 'Inang. napansin mo na siya noon, itong batang ito pwedeng sumali ng beauty pageants. And then I saw her again in 'Halik.' Sabi ko, 'itong batang to, meron.' There's something about her," he said.