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Introducing our new Darna, Jane de Leon

Now it can be said: Jane de Leon has replaced Liza Soberano as the new Darna in the millennial reboot of the iconic superhero film.

BY PUSH TEAM

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7/17/2019 2:03 PM

Now it can be said: Jane de Leon has replaced Liza Soberano as the new Darna in the millennial reboot of the iconic superhero film.

ABS-CBN Films' managing director Olivia Lamasan made the announcement Wednesday as she gave an update on the project. "We have found a new Darna and she is none other than Jane de Leon!" 

"It was a unanimous decision. ... 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," she said. "'Yung Darna story natin ngayon is a genesis story, a coming of age. Ang requirement talaga is somebody na young and with an air of innocence but at the same time a strength of character."

The movie serves as Jane's biggest break as an actress ever since she entered showbiz in 2013 as formerly an artist of GMA-7 network. Two years after, she made a transfer to ABS-CBN's talent arm management Star Magic as an exclusive talent. As a Kapamilya, the 20-year-old was introduced as part of GirlTrends, an all-girl group made popular by the noontime show "It's Showtime".

Beginning in 2016, Jane pursued an acting career by making her debut on "Wansapanataym" as Sassy in "Tikboyong", followed by an exposure on "Maalaala Mo Kaya" and "Ipaglaban Mo". By the time, she has already appeared on the big screen via films "Ex With Benefits", "The Debutantes", "Jose Bartolome: Guro", and "Walwal". 

Prior to "Darna", Jane made a name for herself as a moonchaser in the fantasy drama series "La Luna Sangre". Within only a couple of years, she bagged a role in another top-rating show, "Halik", where she would become known as Jericho Rosales's sister Maggie Bartolome.

Now, Jane is about to reach new heights, figuratively and quite literally, as the new super heroine. And you already know it -- we can't wait to watch her soar as Darna