Here's why Vice Ganda missed chance to star in Darna, Kuno remake

by Kaye Guerrero
Dec 7, 2017
Vice Ganda explains why the plan for him to reprise Dolphy's role in Darna, Kuno did not push through.

Vice Ganda reveals he was supposed to star in the remake of Darna, Kuno.

Darna, Kuno is the 1979 comedy movie starring Dolphy. In the story, the real Darna (played by Brenda Del Rio) became pregnant and she lent her magical stone to Dolphy's character so he could transform into the superheroine.

"Naplano namin dati iyon. Naka-lineup sa akin iyon," revealed Vice Ganda during his digicon held yesterday, December 7, at the ABS-CBN compound.

Vice Ganda then explained why this project did not push through.

"Ito yung nakarating sa akin: gusto ng Ravelo family na gawin muna ang totoong Darna bago gawin ang Darna, Kuno.

"Ang tagal na rin ng waiting [period]. Sabi ko, 'I can't wait anymore. Gusto ko nang maging superhero.'"

In fact, Vice Ganda was supposed to star as the spoof Darna after doing his 2011 movie.

"Actually, after Praybeyt Benjamin, yun na agad ang naka-lineup ni Direk Wenn [Deramas].

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"Since ang tagal, gumawa siya ng superhero...Habang inaantay niya 'yon [referring to Darna, Kuno], nakagawa na siya ng istorya, nakagawa na ng costume at nakapag-design na.

"Pero since iyon yung demand ng family kaya kailangan ibigay yun."

The star of The Revenger Squad stressed, "I would love na gawin yun. Iconic yun, e."

@praybeytbenjamin says #TheRevengerSquad is full of fun vibes. #ViceGandadigicon

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