Since Angel Locsin cannot bring life to Darna due to a spine injury, there have been a lot of speculations regarding her replacement.
Angel was supposed to topbill the Star Cinema movie but a disc bulge in her spine prevents her from playing once again the komiks superheroine that she portrayed on GMA-7.
Jessy Mendiola, Nadine Lustre, and Liza Soberano are just some of the ABS-CBN actresses who have been attached to the project although there has been no confirmation yet.
There is now another contender for the coveted role: former TV5 actress-turned-Kapamilya star Ritz Azul.
Citing unnamed sources, The Philippine Star described Ritz as the “most likely” candidate to bag the role of Darna.
The 22-year-old actress is reportedly "undergoing thorough training" already, according to the report of the broadsheet.
FHM's November 2012 cover girl was recently introduced as the leading lady of Ejay Falcon and Paulo Avelino in the upcoming Kapamilya teleserye Promise of Forever.
Here's a look at some Instagram posts of Ritz, who started her showbiz career by joining TV5's Star Factor in 2010. She ended up landing on fourth place on the reality show.
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In her Instagram account a month ago, Ritz posted a photo of her wearing gloves and provided as caption: "Missed this. preparing myself for the big fight. Chos!"