Darna (upcoming film)
|Directed by||Erik Matti|
|Distributed by||Star Cinema|
|Budget||P 155 Million|
Darna is an upcoming Filipino superhero film by Star Cinema and Reality Entertainment. Directed by Erik Matti, based on the fictional character and Filipino comics superheroine created by writer Mars Ravelo and artist Nestor Redondo. Angel Locsin will reprise her role as Darna from the television series of the same name that previously aired on GMA Network, with an ensemble cast.
It will mark the return of Ravelo's comic superheroes to cinemas.
Darna is a fictional character and Filipino comics superheroine created by writer Mars Ravelo and artist Nestor Redondo. In her more popular incarnations, she is a deceased warrior from another planet manifesting herself through a girl from Earth, named Narda. She first appeared in Pilipino Komiks (Ace Publications, Inc.) #77 (May 13, 1950). Darna is a retooling of Ravelo's earlier character, Varga, whose stories he wrote and illustrated himself. She first appeared in Bulaklak Magazine, Volume 4, #17 (July 23, 1947). Ravelo left Bulaklak due to the differences with the editors.Mars Ravelo's Darna is a superheroine that began as a concept before World War II/late 1939. Mars Ravelo (1916-1988), a then young pioneering illustrator from Tanza, Cavite, thought of creating a female counterpart for Superman because he believed in the concept that America is “male” and the Philippines is “female.” Ravelo's inspiration for Darna's heroic qualities came from his childhood fascination with Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's Superman (first appearance on Action Comics, No. 1, June 30, 1938;
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