Iza Calzado still couldn’t believe that her dream of playing the Filipino superheroine  Darna is finally coming true.

On 14 August, the actress took to social media to express her thoughts about her upcoming series of the said Mars Ravelo creation, writing, “I honestly never thought or dreamt I would be part of this iconic project even as a child growing up, wanting to be an artiste. The journey to this has been 17 years for me with a lot of painful parts that I have come to accept with grace because I know this is part of my journey to becoming my own kind of Darna.”

“Grateful to my ABS-CBN Family for this opportunity. I’ve learned to believe in Divine timing and I am so humbled by God’s plans. May this upcoming Darna series make us believe in the hero that exists in all of us because imagine the possibilities of coming together once we’ve all tapped into our super powers? What a beautiful world I see. Celebrating the superhero in all of us today and always!”

It is noted that Iza was originally cast to star in the GMA 2005 “Darna” TV series, but that the role eventually went to Angel Locsin.

In the upcoming Kapamilya series, Iza will play the role of the first Darna who will pass on her superpower to her daughter, to be played by Jane de Leon.

The upcoming series is set to begin shooting in September.

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Jane de Leon to play Narda, who receives the superheroine powers from her mother
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Angel Locsin was Darna in the 2005 series

(Photo Source: Iza Calzado Instagram,  Jane de Leon Instagram)