Megan Fox ‘Wonder Woman’ Poster a Confirmed Fake
Anonymous hoaxer fools fans with phony Web site
By Matthew B. Zeidman
Wonder-Who.com revealed the poster and Fox's identity in pieces, whetting the appetites of tricked fans
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 11/10/08 – For a moment, it appeared as if the prayers of tongue-wagging sci-fi fans across the world had been answered. Megan Fox, the unabashedly sexual star of “Transformers,” appeared in an apparently official “Wonder Woman” movie poster on Wonder-Who.com last week.
However, on Election Day, while most of the world was more concerned with Sen. Barack Obama winning the U.S. presidential election than the fate of the fictional queen of the Amazons, a Warner Bros. spokesperson confirmed to JoBlo.com that both the image of Fox in full costume and the Web site, itself, were fakes.
Wonder-Who.com included no contact information for the owner, placing only logos for DC Comics and Warner Bros. in the bottom right corner of the infamous image, which included warplanes, military helicopters, rockets and tanks behind Fox, who bore Wonder Woman’s signature red, white and blue outfit and tiara with matching hoop earrings and necklace.
Apparently, the artist behind the hoax knew anonymity was key to fooling suspicious fans, using Domains by Proxy, Inc. to register the site, thereby obscuring his actual name and address from his domain registrar’s public records and keeping the illusion that the site was official intact.
According to IESB.net, Fox has signed on with movie studio Fox Atomic to play a very different comic book adaptation. She will portray Fathom, a young woman who, in the original comic book series written and illustrated by the late Michael Turner, had a propensity for (and powers over) water and could not remember her own origins.
Fox, 22, made headlines in the October issue of GQ magazine by recounting her brief dalliance with a female stripper in Los Angeles and claiming “House” star Olivia Wilde’s sexuality induced a desire in her to “strangle a mountain ox” with her bare hands. Incidentally, Wilde’s co-star on defunct teen drama “The O.C.,” Rachel Bilson, dressed as Wonder Woman during an episode to excite her boyfriend, Seth, a comic book enthusiast. Adam Brody, who played Seth, will co-star with Fox in “Jennifer’s Body,” a dark comedy/horror film set for release in 2009.
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