Will Liza Soberano be paired with Daniel Padilla in Darna?
Ogie Diaz, the manager of Liza, shut down the rumors through a Facebook post last July 17.
He shared the link of a blogsite that cited a report of Bandera indicating that Liza will have Daniel as her leading man in the upcoming movie to be directed by Erik Matti.
Ogie wrote in the caption: "Not true po."
Daniel is one-half of the Kathniel love team that is currently seen in the ABS-CBN primetime series La Luna Sangre. Daniel is also slated to topbill the 2017 Metro Manila Film Fest entry The Revengers. Vice Ganda and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach in this MMFF 2017 entry.
Meawhile, Liza is part of the LizQuen tandem featuring Enrique Gil.
In a July 18 interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) writer Rachelle Siazon, Direk Erik also reacted to rumors about the Liza-Daniel pairing.
When asked if Daniel will be the leading man of the Pinay superheroine, Direk Erik admitted, "Nakita ko rin yan. Na-tag rin ako. Hindi pa namin masasabi kung sino yung [partner], e."
When pressed to give a categorical answer yes or no, he laughed before saying, "Pa'no yun? Pag yes or no, di sinagot ko na yun."
If he answers no, it's not Daniel.
"E, kaya nga. Hindi ko nga pwede sabihin. Mahirap, e, di parang kinonfirm ko na yun," said Direk Erik who also refused to answer when asked if Daniel will have a cameo in the Star Cinema movie.