Kim Chiu’s name have been floated as potential perfect fits for Darna’s iconic red costume and deserving trustees for the fictional white stone of power from planet Marte. Kim wore the costume of the No. 1 Pinay Superhero during a production number in “ASAP 18.” She’s also the choice of the netizens based on the poll concluded on almost two months ago with 11,272 out of 26,169 online votes (See: Who’s your choice to be the next Kapamilya Darna?) Right after the announcement of Darna contract signing on ABS-CBN, Kim shared a photo on Instagram of her wearing a bikini to mark her 23rd birthday. These things could be the signs for upcoming project. Just like Jessy Mendiola before she was announced to play the role of Maria Mercedes. Coincidence? We’ll see… The network is still extremely tightlipped about the project.
Since debuting on the big-screen in 1951, “Darna” has been played by over 15 different actresses in TV and film versions of the character’s comicbook outing, with Vilma Santos’ 1970s portrayal considered to be the most iconic take. The last “Darna” portrayal was by Marian Rivera, in GMA Network’s 2009 TV version.