Liza poses with the Darna licensed statue designed and produced by Halimaw SculpturesFans gave Liza Soberano a “hero’s welcome” fit for this generation’s newest Darna as the actress graced ToyCon 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, where ABS-CBN also launched the Ravelo Komiks Superheroes merchandise.
Liza drew the loudest cheers as she formally opened the event via a ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside Stefan Kapicic from “Deadpool,” Lindsey McKeon from “Supernatural,” Karen Fukuhara from “Suicide Squad,” Charlie Bewley from “Twilight” and Kevin McNally from “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Liza also got the chance to meet the Ravelo family when she visited the Ravelo Komiks Superhero booth that featured not only Darna, but also Captain Barbell and Lastikman merchandise plus the licensed statues of Darna, Captain Barbell, Lastikman and Valentina.
Another highlight of ToyCon 2017 was the awarding of the Pinoy Pop Culture Icon to Mars Ravelo for his significant contributions to the comic industry.
When asked what she thought of portraying Darna, the young actress admitted that doing action is totally new to her but that she is excited to start filming.
“I am very excited but I am also nervous because it’s the first time that I would be doing anything like this. I have always been doing romance and comedy films. Doing an action film for the first time is something different and something I am excited to tackle. I am very excited for everyone to watch it,” she said.
Watch for Liza as she takes flight as the newest Darna in the movie to be directed by Erik Matti under Star Cinema.