Will KC Concepcion be the next Darna?

Posted at 07/28/2013 1:31 PM

MANILA - Actress-host KC Concepcion took on the role of the Filipino superheroine Darna during the opening number of the ABS-CBN noontime variety show "ASAP" on Sunday.

During the number, Concepcion first appeared on stage as an ordinary woman separated from a boy, who turned out to be portraying Narda's brother, Ding.

She then delivered the immortal line, "Ding, ang bato!" and emerged in Darna's iconic red costume.

As Darna, Concepcion had a "fight scene" with a red-haired villain in a green costume portrayed by Iya Villania.

Other Kapamilya stars who played superheroes in the "ASAP" dance number include Jericho Rosales and Sam Concepcion as Captain Barbell, and Rayver Cruz as Lastikman.

ABS-CBN recently acquired exclusive rights to "Darna," one of Mars Ravelo's popular works. It has yet to choose who will portray the Pinay superhero, but Concepcion, Angel Locsin, Cristine Reyes, Sarah Geronimo and Jessy Mendiola have been considered by many as potential perfect fits for the role.

Locsin and Marian Rivera are among the local stars who have been given the opportunity to star as "Darna" on television.

ASAP, July 28, 2013