MANILA — “Darna” actress Jane de Leon will fly to TOYCON, the returning pop culture convention, ahead of superheroine’s long-awaited TV comeback.
De Leon’s guest appearance at the event was announced Friday by JRB Creative Production, the ABS-CBN unit behind “Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series.”
De Leon will be joined by her co-stars Zaijian Jaranilla, whom plays Narda’s brother and Darna’s sidekick, as well as Joshua Garcia, who portrays a cop named Brian.
The “Darna” cast will interact with fans at TOYCON on July 10, Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. at SM Megamall’s Megatrade Hall.
The participation of “Darna” at the annual convention leads up to the nearing premiere of the ABS-CBN adaptation, which also stars Iza Calzado as the first Darna and Narda’s mother, and Janella Salvador as Valentina.
In mid-June, ABS-CBN also unveiled a sprawling mural answering the question, “Nasaan si Darna?” With the mural’s depiction of everyday Filipinos and frontliners with their own Darna emblem, its answer: “Ikaw, ako, tayong lahat si Darna.”
“Darna” is helmed by acclaimed director Chito S. Roño with Avel Sunpongco. Its premiere date has yet to be announced.