Melbourne (ANI): Aussie actress Megan Gale's role as Wonder Woman met an online challenge from actress Megan Fox's fans, who wanted the latter to play the role of the super-heroine. After a very convincing poster campaign and web report, Warner Bros, the US studio behind the stalled production of Justice League Of America, in which Gale is signed to star, was forced to deny reports about the change.
In the poster, Fox was mocked up in the movie-style trailer, and it also had political-type slogans, including, "It's time for a new 'W'" and an Obama-esque "A real change is coming". The rumour featured on wonder-who.com has been exposed as a fake produced by comic fans attempting to force studio executives to cast Fox over Gale.
The campaign was deemed credible in movie gossip circles, given the trailer featured the company logos of Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures and DC Comics. However, London's The Guardian newspaper exposed the fan fraud in a blog entitled: "The week in geek." Confidential yesterday sought Gale's comment over the cyber push to unseat her from her Wonder Woman role, but her publicist said her Justice League contract with Warner Bros prevented her from speaking on the controversy.
"Megan has an agreement with Warner Bros that she cannot comment on details of film projects that she''s been linked with and she has to respect that request," News.com.au quoted her publicist as saying.
The movie's Australian director George Miller did not return calls, but has previously backed Gale as his first choice to debut as the alter ego of character Diana Prince. "She got the job because she blitzed her screen test. I had no idea she was so good. She was brilliant," Miller told Confidential in August. "Once she read we all looked around at each other and said, 'Well, there''s no question'," he added.