Teasing Ravelo movie universe, Jerrold Tarog hoping ‘Darna’ film will resume

1/24/2021 2:50:00 AM

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Teasing Ravelo movie universe, Jerrold Tarog hoping ‘ Darna ’ film will resume

Tarog shared that “several films and different heroes” would have followed the “Darna” movie, in response to a fan’s tweet wondering whether the director’s take on the Pinoy komiks icon would be comparable to Zack Snyder’s “Justice League.”Snyder directed and produced a number of entries in the DC Extended Universe, the US film franchise featuring the likes of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

Darna, seen as the foremost superhero in Philippine pop culture, is a creation of Mars Ravelo, who is also behind over a dozen other comic book characters such as Captain Barbell and Lastikman. Several films, different heroes + a surprise crossover that would've been really cool. Nothing original there, sure. But the planned arc would've been quite fun to bring to life, at the very least. That's all I can say in this platform. Let's just hope it isn't a dead end yet.

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Jane de Leon admits she cried when director Jerrold Tarog left 'Darna'Dapat di na ituloy. Nega ang dating mo ghorl. Sayang ang investment. Plastic yan darna na yan Wala talaga syang hatak sa tao mas okay pa si Ylona naging Darna

Jane de Leon admits she cried when Jerrold Tarog said he was not directing 'Darna' TV seriesActress Jane de Leon admitted that she cried when she learned that Jerrold Tarog , who was supposed to direct her in the film version Darna , was not be involved in the TV series due to other commitments. Yr grammar pls. Nkkhiya. Iba mukha nya jan sa pic. Old pic cguro. Grabe kasi ang retoke sa fez nya ngayon. Was not be involved?!?!

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MANILA — Jerrold Tarog, the acclaimed director helming ABS-CBN’s film adaptation of “Darna,” is hoping that the project will eventually resume, revealing that linked movies featuring other superheroes were originally planned.Watch more in iWantTFC MANILA -- Jane de Leon admitted that she cried after director Jerrold Tarog begged off from ABS-CBN's highly anticipated "Darna" project.that he would not direct the show scheduled to air this year.Watch more in iWantTFC MANILA — As rumors of Janine Gutierrez’s transfer to ABS-CBN swirled in late 2020, so too did speculation of her supposed casting as the iconic villain Valentina in the Kapamilya network’s adaptation of Mars Ravelo’s “Darna.

Tarog shared that “several films and different heroes” would have followed the “Darna” movie, in response to a fan’s tweet wondering whether the director’s take on the Pinoy komiks icon would be comparable to Zack Snyder’s “Justice League.” Snyder directed and produced a number of entries in the DC Extended Universe, the US film franchise featuring the likes of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. I cried talaga. Darna, seen as the foremost superhero in Philippine pop culture, is a creation of Mars Ravelo, who is also behind over a dozen other comic book characters such as Captain Barbell and Lastikman. (I really love direk Jerrold. Several films, different heroes + a surprise crossover that would've been really cool. Pero kasi ngayon mayroon ng nakalaan na proyekto (for him) after Darna at ito na 'yung oras na 'yon for him to that movie. Nothing original there, sure. Gutierrez recalled that as a child, she watched her grandmother, music icon Pilita Corrales, as Valentina in a movie.

But the planned arc would've been quite fun to bring to life, at the very least. "He is like my brother. (But there is a project he's doing after Darna and this is the time for him to do that movie. That's all I can say in this platform. Let's just hope it isn't a dead end yet. And sobrang thankful ako kay Lord na nakilala ko si Direk Jerrold, napakabait na direktor," she added. — Jerrold Tarog (@JerroldTarog) January 15, 2021 A “surprise crossover that would’ve been really cool” was also on the drawing board, according to Tarog, without directly mentioning other Ravelo properties." (I ask him 'Direk why did you choose me? I told him 'what did you see in me?' And he would always tell me to trust him, trust the management's decision. “Nothing original there, sure,” Tarog said, referring to the popularity of the DCEU, as well as the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor. "Unfortunately, I'm not going to be involved in the TV series due to scheduling conflicts," Tarog said.” She will also topbill a movie under Star Cinema.

“But the planned arc would’ve been quite fun to bring to life, at the very least. That’s all I can say in this platform. We will see. Napakabait na director ," she said. Let’s just hope it isn’t a dead end yet,” he said. ABS-CBN holds the rights to 13 titles or characters created by Ravelo. Let's continue to support them," he added. Over the years since the network partnered with the Ravelo estate in 2013, it has produced a wide range of merchandise based on the comics master’s characters, from collectible figures, card games, to mobile games — notably under the brand, “Ravelo Komiks Universe.) ABS-CBN has yet to announce who would direct the TV series. Tarog has expressed hopes of resuming the film project, saying that that linked movies featuring other Ravelo superheroes, as well as a crossover, were originally planned.

”   The brand would have helped launch the “Darna” movie — or is perhaps still poised to, once the project starts rolling again and finally gets a theatrical release. "Direk Jerrold, mahal na mahal talaga kita and 'yung suporta na ibinibigay niya sa akin 'yung tiwala.         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Jerrold Tarog (@jtarog) Tarog and “Darna” actress Jane de Leon had finished 15 shooting days — good for a 40-minute rough cut of the film — when the project was postponed indefinitely in August 2020, due to the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic. ABS-CBN has since announced that a TV adaptation, also starring de Leon, is in production in time for a 2021 release. De Leon also reacted on rumors that newest Kapamilya actress Janine Gutierrez might portray Valentina, the serpent-haired nemesis of Darna. Tarog is not directing that project, he earlier said, citing conflicting schedules. Related videos: Watch more in iWantTFC Watch more in iWantTFC Watch more in iWantTFC . Kasi sobrang open naman ako kung sino ang puwedeng Valentina and it's a big opportunity for her, lalo na kapag nandito siya sa ABS-CBN sobrang maalagaan siya at lalong mahahasa talaga ang acting niya," de Leon said.