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Photos of Iza Calzado as First Darna

“Impactful, Powerful, Remarkable, Iconic.”

This was how the admin of Iza Calzado’s official Facebook page described her highly talked about portrayal of Leonor Custodio, the first Darna in the newest Kapamilya series Mars Ravelo’s Darna that just had premiered last Monday, August 15 – to which a lot of viewers could totally agree.

Aside from looking forward on seeing Jane de Leon take flight as the Pinay superheroine of this generation, we were also anticipating how her journey would start and unfold. And we were indeed delighted to learn that the story would take off with the stone being passed on to Jane de Leon’s character, Narda, by her mom and the first Darna in the series, Iza Calzado.

As we found ourselves immediately fascinated by what we saw in the first gap of the pilot episode, we were further enthralled as we watched Iza do her fight scenes versus a cyborg from Planet Marte while cladded in the iconic red and gold costume in the succeeding gap. We were amazed by how she’s able to nail her stances and routines, as well as compel us with her nuances and facial expressions, while doing her stunts and fight scenes – making a lot of viewers convinced that she indeed is the perfect choice to portray the legendary comic book character.

Sadly, as much as we wanted to see her more in the series, Iza’s stint as Darna already ended in the second episode as Leonor got fatally shot by the extraterrestrial creatures that attacked their town while trying to save her folks. We saw her body disintegrated into flaming ashes, as well as the stone that she tried to swallow and transform into becoming the superheroine.

Take a glimpse of Iza’s Darna moments through the behind the scene shots in the series and in one of her photoshoots that we collated in this gallery!

Iza’s stint in Darna may be already over, but we may keep on showering Jane de Leon, Janella Salvador, and the rest of the Mars Ravelo’s Darna family with love and support by not missing an episode, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z and iWantTFC.

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Several actresses may have already portrayed Darna, but we can all agree that Iza’s depiction has a totally different impact.

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Several actresses may have already portrayed Darna, but we can all agree that Iza’s depiction has a totally different impact.

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

The 40-year-old actress’ performance as First Darna was too captivating, that a lot of netizens rave about it on social media.

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

The 40-year-old actress’ performance as First Darna was too captivating, that a lot of netizens rave about it on social media.

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

The universe had a surprising way of bestowing to her the role of the “picture-perfect” superheroine when ABS-CBN offered her the part in 2017.

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

The universe had a surprising way of bestowing to her the role of the “picture-perfect” superheroine when ABS-CBN offered her the part in 2017.

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Iza had the opportunity to proudly wear the iconic red and gold costume…

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Iza had the opportunity to proudly wear the iconic red and gold costume…

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

…and fascinate us with her portrayal of the legendary Pinay superheroine.

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

…and fascinate us with her portrayal of the legendary Pinay superheroine.

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

We may only get to see her fight as Darna for just one gap…

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

We may only get to see her fight as Darna for just one gap…

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

… but it was already enough for us to infer that this iteration is among the most remarkable adaptations of the famed comic book series.

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

… but it was already enough for us to infer that this iteration is among the most remarkable adaptations of the famed comic book series.

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Darna in fighting stance was so powerful!

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Darna in fighting stance was so powerful!

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Iza’s piercing glare is enough for us to see and feel her emotions.

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Iza’s piercing glare is enough for us to see and feel her emotions.

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

She truly looked so strong and empowered by just simply standing and glaring at the camera

Photo credit to @stephencapuchino IG

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

She truly looked so strong and empowered by just simply standing and glaring at the camera

Photo credit to @stephencapuchino IG

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Truly ethereal.

Photo credit to @stephencapuchino IG

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Truly ethereal.

Photo credit to @stephencapuchino IG

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

“Impactful, Powerful, Remarkable, Iconic.”

Photo credit to @stephencapuchino IG

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

“Impactful, Powerful, Remarkable, Iconic.”

Photo credit to @stephencapuchino IG

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Those words are indeed fitting to describe Iza’s performances as both Leonor and First Darna.

Photo credit to @stephencapuchino IG

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Those words are indeed fitting to describe Iza’s performances as both Leonor and First Darna.

Photo credit to @stephencapuchino IG

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Sadly, we wouldn’t be able to see in the coming episodes as Leonor died while fighting against the extraterrestrial creatures.

Photo credit to Neil Daza from @iamnoelferrer IG

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Sadly, we wouldn’t be able to see in the coming episodes as Leonor died while fighting against the extraterrestrial creatures.

Photo credit to Neil Daza from @iamnoelferrer IG

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Indeed, it’s really a great honor and privilege to be chosen in the highly coveted role.

Photo credit to Neil Daza from @iamnoelferrer IG

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

Indeed, it’s really a great honor and privilege to be chosen in the highly coveted role.

Photo credit to Neil Daza from @iamnoelferrer IG

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

We’ll surely going to miss you, Iza!

Photo credit to Neil Daza from @iamnoelferrer IG

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”

We’ll surely going to miss you, Iza!

Photo credit to Neil Daza from @iamnoelferrer IG

Entertainment.ABS-CBN.com August 17, 2022 09:43 PM

Iza Calzado bilang Unang Darna  

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IN PHOTOS: Iza Calzado’s ravishing snaps as the First Darna!

TINGNAN: Iza Calzado bilang Unang Darna

Iza Calzado captivates as the First Darna

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TINGNAN: Iza Calzado bilang Unang Darna

Iza Calzado captivates as the First Darna

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LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
LOOK: Iza Calzado as the “First Darna”
TINGNAN: Iza Calzado bilang Unang Darna