Iza Calzado will be part of the upcoming television adaptation of Darna.
ABS-CBN announced on Thursday, August 12, that Iza will be the "first Darna" in the show. She will be passing her superpowers to her daughter Narda, who will be played by Jane de Leon in the series.
“Finally, I can claim to be part of the Pinoy superhero history!” Iza said according to a report by ABS-CBN News.
“I almost had the chance in the past, but God had other plans. I was not meant to be that Darna but He surely prepared me to play this Darna. Everything always happens in His perfect time," she remarked.
Iza revealed in an interview with Boy Abunda in 2014 that she was initially tapped to portray Darna in the 2005 television series. The role was eventually given to Angel Locsin.
The Darna announcement was made on the same day of Iza’s 39th birthday.
The series will start shooting in the last quarter of the year according to ABS-CBN Head of TV Production Laurenti Dyogi.