In an Instagram post by ABSCBN PR, Head of ABS-CBN Integrated Corporate Communications Kane Choa said “ABS-CBN, Star Cinema and Angel Locsin have mutually agreed” no to continue with the Darna movie due to health reasons.
According to the statement, Angel has developed a disc bulge in her spine due to the rigorous training she underwent for two years in preparation for the movie. While they wanted to give Filipino movie goers another installment of this iconic film, Angel’s health and safety are far more important, hence the decision.
Meanwhile, Angel will still be seen in her latest movie with Ms. Vilma Santos which is coming very soon.
Here’s the complete statement from ABS-CBN Integrated Corporate Communications regarding the cancellation of Angel Locsin’s Darna movie.
It is with deep regret that we announce that ABS-CBN, Star Cinema, and Angel Locsin have mutually agreed that Angel will no longer do the “Darna” movie due to health reasons. Because of her passion, dedication, and commitment to the project, she underwent various rigorous training regimens for two years. Unfortunately, this led her to developing a disc bulge in her spine. This then limits her from doing strenuous activities such as stunts, liftings, and the usage of harness, all of which will be required of her for the action scenes in the film. Aside from that, she will need to undergo rehabilitation and treatment.
And so while we have envisioned her to do the iconic Filipino heroine, Angel’s health and safety are both our primary concern. Hence, the decision.
Fans need not worry. They can still look forward to seeing her in a movie that she is currently shooting with Vilma Santos. Angel’s physical condition does not prevent her from finishing the said project.