If you’re a fan of superheroes, this is a sneak peek to the anticipated upcoming series, “Mars Ravelo’s Darna” starring Jane De Leon and Iza Calzado. Think of Darna as the Filipina Wonder Woman who has these super powers of combat, strength, flight skills, and more. The series focuses on Narda before she became the next Darna and protector of the White glowing Stone.
Origin stories are always interesting because fans get to see how their favorite superhero became who they are. In Narda’s story specifically, she’s training with her mom to protect herself from the bleak outside world. The “First Darna” Leonor, played by Iza Calzado shows Narda combat skills however, she doesn’t know her mom is The Darna. It all starts to make sense to Narda why she’s training and what her mission is which involves protecting the White Stone and people.
If you haven’t seen the action-packed trailer, we got you covered! With already more than 1.6 million views in less than 5 days of its release, August can’t come soon enough!
Cover Photo Credit: Jane De Leon Instagram
If you’re into Marvel and all of its universes, you’d be stoked to hear about Wave’s first appearance in Marvel Super War. According to Marvel.com, Pearl Pangan AKA Wave has elemental water powers. Displaying early potential as a swimmer near Mactan Island in Cebu, Philippines, her path to the Olympics was disrupted when a representative from the company AlonTech appeared and tricked her into participating in the company’s science experiments.
The company was exposed by the Triumph Division, and Pearl gained her powers when she was drenched in the company lab’s experimental substances. Discovering that she now had the ability to control water, she joined Triumph Division as Wave, and now works as part of the Agents of Atlas under Jimmy Woo.
In the online game, Marvel Super War, Wave is voiced by Filipina actor, Ratana who also lent her voice to other shows like Trese, Fire Emblem: Three Houses (2019) , Fire Emblem Heroes (2017) and Dynasty Warriors 9. She grew up singing, loving musicals, theater, cartoons, and dance. After college, Ratana joined the corporate world, but still had a passion in the arts. “During the day, I perfected my analytical skills and by night, I took classes – dancing, acting, improv and voiceover…still loved to perform” She realized that all these seemingly diverse and unrelated activities were perfectly complementary to each other.
Ratana shared how excited she is to be part of the Marvel universe and be the voice of a Filipina superhero. She says, “we are both incredibly proud of our Visayan heritage. I hope you enjoy.” With this great news, now we’re excited to see it come to life on a big screen. Who would you want casted as Wave? Let us know @myxnews on Twitter!
Cover Photo Credit: Ratana Twitter