Wala umanong ibang nakikitang maaaring pumalit kay Liza Soberano bilang ‘Darna’ ang direktor na si Erik Matti kundi si Nadine Lustre lamang.
“I really feel that Liza would have been a fresh and exciting Darna. She’s young and embodies a lot of potential to create a modern take for this classic superhero character,” saad ni Matti sa isang interview ng PhilStar.
Matapos ang ginawang pagbibitaw ni Soberano sa naturang super hero role dahil sa health issue ay wala umanong ibang naisip na gumanap bilang Darna si Matti kundi si Lustre lamang.
“After her (Liza), I only see Nadine Lustre so far as someone who can be Darna. Very sultry. She has a lot of female sensuality and at the same time still looks tough and very Filipina.”
“The key to casting Darna has always been someone who can look plain and ordinary in her Narda alter ego but can be tough, spunky and can be very sexy as well when she transforms to Darna. Nadine can look all of that,” paliwanag ni Matti.
Si Erik Matti ang unang piniling maging direktor ng naturang pelikula ngunit hindi natuloy dahil sa creative differences nila ng producers nito.