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Updated on October 19, 2014
Marian Rivera, the New Darna (2009)
Marian Rivera, the New Darna (2009)
Marian Rivera, FHM Philippines' Sexiest Pinay 2008
Marian Rivera, FHM Philippines' Sexiest Pinay 2008

Marian Rivera - DARNA Teaser no. 1

Darna 2009 Full Trailer - Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera, the Most Beautiful & Sexiest DARNA Superhero; latest movie with Dingdong

Yes! The new Darna is Marian Rivera, the star of successful TV series Marimar (Filipino version), Dyesebel, and Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang (The Woman Pulled from My Rib) along with dashing actor Dingdong Dantes - E! 2008 3rd Sexiest Man in the World.

In the new TV series Darna, Marian Rivera is paired with Mark Anthony Fernandez, son of former sex symbol Alma Moreno and late Rudy Fernandez (husband of versatile star Lorna Tolentino). Marian’s sidekick Ding will be portrayed by Robert Villar, the boy who played the role of Buboy in Dyesebel.

Darna is a superheroine character created by Filipino comics writer Mars Ravelo in the 1950s. She is an outer space warrior manifesting herself through a girl from earth, named Narda, a village girl. In the beginning of the story, Narda finds a small white stone, a tiny meteorite from outer space (from planet Marte). Narda becomes a mighty warrior whenever she swallows the stone and shouts "Darna!". She defends the earth from evil forces. Darna is a combination of Superman and Wonder Woman because she can fly and among her powers are super strength, super speed, near invulnerable skin, and super vision. She uses her bracelets similar to Wonder Woman’s to deflect bullets.

In the 1950s, the superheroine quickly gained popularity among Filipino comic book readers. Since then, Darna has become a Philippine cultural icon and the most recognizable character among Ravelo's creations. Starting 1951, several Darna movies were made.

Actresses who have previously played Darna in the movies and on television are multi-awarded dramatic actress and politician Vilma Santos, Rio Locsin, Angel Locsin, Anjanette Abayari, Gina Pareno, another multi-awarded dramatic actress Lorna Tolentino, Regine Velasquez (plays Darna in Captain Barbell), Eva Montes, Nanette Medved, Katrina Halili as Black Darna (Katrina is lately involved in sex video scandal with Hayden Kho), Sharon Cuneta in Captain Barbell. Darna was also played in comedy films by actors Dolphy and late Chiquito.

Among Darna’s enemies (villains) are Valentina, the sultry snake goddess, Black Darna, Demonica, Dr. Zombie, Mambabarang (Warlock, king of insects), Braguda, Babaeng Tuod (the Woodwitch), The Giants, The Planet Women, The Planetmen, Impakta (Evil), Electra, Babeng Lawin (the Hawk Woman), Garda ang Babeng Linta (the leech woman) and many more.

The new TV series Darna was aired August 10, 2009 on GMA Pinoy TV channel. This is Marian Rivera’s another blockbuster tv show. You can watch Darna episodes at iGMA or myGMA especially for OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) who want to watch Filipino local shows shown on tv. Go go Marian!

Chika Minute - Marian Rivera - Darna Cast

DARNA Mania - The Making of Darna 2009

DARNA Book 2 New Villains


DongYan's Endless Love Teaser - coming soon on summer 2010 - watch out!

The new Darna story

Narda, a pretty young woman grows up in an orphanage and lives a happy and simple life until she inherits a stone that gives her super powers. She meets her childhood sweetheart Eduardo at the same orphanage. The romantic relationship was ruined when Valentina, Narda's friend, fell in love with Eduardo.

Narda learns that she is chosen by the original Darna to save the world from evil forces. At first, she rejects the huge responsibility because she is crippled but it triggers the influx of evil forces in their town, which are found encased in ice. Narda finally accepts her fate as the new Darna.

Cast and Characters:

Main cast

* Marian Rivera as Darna and Narda (her alter-ego)
* Mark Anthony Fernandez as Eduardo - Darna's love interest; he's also Black Rider
* Iwa Moto as Valentina, the Snake Goddess - Darna's most famous and greatest foe

Supporting cast

* Robert Villar as Carding/Ding - Darna's sidekick
* Angel Aquino as Guardian/Original Darna
* Paolo Contis as Kobra - Valentina's father
* Nadine Samonte as Roma ang Babaeng Impakta
* Ehra Madrigal as Armida ang Babaeng Lawin
* Francine Prieto as Lucifera ang Babaeng Tuod
* Maggie Wilson as Babaeng Linta
* Hazel Ann Mendoza as Anna/Young Serfina
* Ricky Davao as Dr. Danilo Morgan
* Celia Rodriguez as Perfecta
* Rita Avila as Alicia/Madame Amy - Darna's mother
* Eddie Garcia as Father Mateo
* Janice de Belen as Consuelo - Valentina's mother
* Alfred Vargas as Gabriel Ramirez
* Rufa Mae Quinto as Francesca
* Raymart Santiago as Crisanto
* Caridad Sanchez as Loleng - Valentina's grandmother
* Polo Ravales as Shiro
* Krissa Mae Arrieta as Liberty
* Roxanne Barcelo as Aleli
* Gabby Eigenmann as Dr. Apollo
* Bearwin Meily as Watson
* Ian de Leon as Alfonso Molina
* Dennis Trillo as Pancho

Other cast

* Jestoni Alarcon as Simon - Darna's father
* Matt Ranillo III as Dionisio - Shiro's father
* Robert Ortega as Young Mateo
* Charlie Davao as Dr. Montgomery - Dr. Morgan's ancestor
* Maureen Larrazabal as Dina Arcilla

Book 2 New Villains

* Akihiro Sato as Vladimir - ang Bampira (Vampire)
* Rochelle Pangilinan as Deborah - ang Manananggal
* Jackie Rice as Helga - ang Babaeng Demonyita (Devil Woman)
* Katrina Halili as Serpina - ang Prinsesa ng mga Ahas (Snake Princess)
* Regine Velasquez as Elektra - ang Reyna ng mga Amasona (Queen of the Amazons)

Darna Soundtrack:

Kamikazee, a Philippine rock band, popularized their hit single "Narda" in 2006 which is used as soundtrack for this GMA Network's primetime show Darna.

Desperadas DVD, My Bestfriend's Girlfriend, One True Love, Marimar


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      Gadfly 2 years ago from Olde London Towne

      Greetings my little Darklings

      What have i been missing out on until i discovered this article?

      In my opinion i don't believe the current crop of Hollywood actresses come near the starlet of the 50's and 60's when we started to see the likes of Wonder Woman, Honey West and Cleopatra Jones. I've seen a few Bollywood movies where the Ladies are quite capable of defeating a male adversary using karate or kung fu but i think that Darna is like a breath of fresh air.

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      jenny zacaria 11,2011 6 years ago

      u're my favorite actres kht lgi knila cncraan.kc sbra me pinapaiyk s gnawa mong telebabad.endless love.tnx ate

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      jenneth 6 years ago

      ilove you ate mariane at kuya dingdong you are my friend sana mabasa m ito ate mariane at dingdong ilove you

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      jen jaren kenneth 6 years ago

      maganda tlaga yung dyesabel gsto k pang mapanood yung dyesabel my faborite actress ate mariane kase maga ling siyang umarte ate you are my bestfriend sana mbasa m ito ate yn lang po ang aking masasabi sa iyong show ate mariane sana mapanood po uli yung dyesabel i love you atemaraine

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      Terry Chestnutt 7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Fun flicks. Thanks.

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      dyesebel10 8 years ago from USA

      thanx matramos for the comment and referring my website to your friend in Canada.

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      matramos 8 years ago

      My best friend who now resides in Surrey, BC is also a fan of Darna Marian. I'll introduce your website to her. Best wishes dear!

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      dyesebel10 8 years ago from USA

      Maudine, Darna is shown on GMA Pinoy TV. Pls read my hub about Free satellite/cable tv online if you want to watch thousands of channels including Filipino channels on the internet.

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      maudine_05 8 years ago from United States

      Nice sad we didn't subscribe to TFC,

      I won't have the chance to see this,the more I miss the Philippines...

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      dyesebel10 8 years ago from USA

      that's my idol Marian.. she really has a sweet smile.

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      jvillan 8 years ago

      what's your real name?? you have a very sweet smile!!!!!!!!!

      are you single?

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      dyesebel10 8 years ago from USA

      jvillan, she's my idol.

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      jvillan 8 years ago

      so are you the real actress?

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      marjorian 8 years ago

      gnda mo tlaga ni mga naninira ky marian 2migil na kau inggit lng kau

      kng ayw niong cnicraan

      ang idol nio wg niong idol nmin

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      dyesebel10 8 years ago from USA

      hi jerwell.. thanks for stopping by.. hope you enjoyed my hub with Marian Rivera's pictures and videos.

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      jerwell 8 years ago

      hi po

      ate marian

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      joey 8 years ago

      ay naku, bakit may binigay ng flowers si marian ng gma 7 eh wala pa naman siya sa pilot episode nun..dapat dun kina Jennice de Belen, Rita Avila, Jestoni Alarcon at special effects team ang binigyang ng “flowerss”. Unfair yun, si Marian iisa lang ang tema sa pag arte, kapag napanuod mo na siya sa isa o dalawang series eh ganun din ang mga susunod na arte niya…ang pag iyak na parang nakangiti, parating nakangiti sa kahit anong eksena kapag siya na ang nasa harap ng kamera…pa kyut kahit alam niya na maganda na siya….ang role na kaya niya gampanan ay iisa lamang…yung pa kyut at sa palagay ko kaya pinapanuod ng iba mga series ni Marian ay dahil sa pagpapasexy niya….kaya kahit di magaling umarte..pwede na..ay naku hanggang ngayong episode lang ang papanuorin ko kasi di ko type si Marian..lalo na ang nababalitang ugali niya…mabait ngayon kasi yun ang kiniwkwestyon ng publiko..pero lalabas din tunay na ugali niyan….isa na ang pag iwan ng lola niya para manirahan mag isa sa kanyang condo….Hanggang this year na lang siguro si Marian sa showbiz…

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      erIKAh_016 8 years ago

      ANG cOrnie ni MARiAN eHH..iNediT mgAH piCtuRES ni aNGeL nun..WALah tLGang origiNALity..KAniNG babuYAn!!!

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      dyesebel10 8 years ago from USA

      Yes Marian is my favorite. Thanks Jill for the comment.

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      jill of alltrades 8 years ago from Philippines really are a fan of Marian Rivera, and Darna too!

      It's good that you are promoting our own super heroes through this hub.

      Great job!


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