Who wouldn’t want to be a superhero? Imagine not having to sit through hours of traffic because you can easily just fly with the birds. Super speed can also help you escape traffic. Teleportation is another ability that can get you out of traffic.
Sky’s the limit when you have powers beyond man. And one of the most iconic heroes in the Philippines is none other than Darna herself. So, when Liza Soberano announced that she would have to let go of the role due to an injury, the internet was quick to assume which actresses could fill the shoes. Even Erik Matti shared his personal pick.
Whoever the next Darna is, we are sure she will be great. Either way every Pinay is already a hero. Trying to survive this patriarchal world alone takes immense mental, emotional and physical strength—wearing a costume is just part of the fun. So, we decided to compile photos of your favorite actresses in superhero costumes!
Wonder Woman is an obvious option. Everyone from Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo and Kathryn Bernardo has donned the fierce Amazonian’s armor. Sarah Geronimo gave us an all-black version for an ASAP production number. Jessy Mendiola completely bedazzled the look. There is also Tippy Dos Santos who even wielded Diana’s sword.
Meanwhile, there have been more adventurous choices. Kiana Valenciano as Storm, Yassi Pressman as Jean Grey, and Nadine Lustre as Rogue. These three ladies together, who needs the rest of the X-Men?
On the other hand, there are some who opted to give us female versions of a male hero. For instance, Coleen Garcia turned into a sexy Robin next to Billy Crawford in a Batman Beyond suit. Loisa Andalio, Pia Wurtzbach and Maxine Medina all bared the tell-tale star and stripes of Captain America.
Last but certainly not least, Regine Velasquez, Kim Chiu and a young Andrea Brillantes have all worn the stars of Darna. Joining the list of local heroes, Pia is adding Kweenie from “Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad.”
There is no doubt that these women are all inspiring and empowering. Check out these photos and see if your favorite heroine is part of the gallery!