Following the news that George Miller's Justice League of America has been put on the shelf by Warner Brothers, at least until the end of the WGA strike, Australian model-turned actress Megan Gale has confirmed to Australia's Sunday Times that she had been cast as Wonder Woman in the film.
Gale was a fan of television's Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, and is still somewhat stunned that she obtained the role. "I still can't believe it," Gale said. "I have been infatuated with Wonder Woman since I was a teenager. People used to tell me I looked like Lynda Carter. It was always a bit of a fantasy. It was never going to be a reality for me, but it kind of found me and I'm a big believer in fate and destiny."
Gale is retiring from the catwalk on February 27, 2008 to focus on her career as an actress. "It's been on my mind for a couple of years and last August I thought long and hard about it,'' she said. "This is a big deal for me. Catwalk is the first thing I ever did and it started in Perth, but I decided it was inevitable. At some stage every model has to step off the catwalk.''
Gale has already begun working out and training in combat techniques in preparation for her role as the Amazonian Princess. She has known since October that the role was hers, although she had been sworn to secrecy by Warner Bros.
Asked about the future of Justice League of America, and how she feels knowing that the film is in hiatus due to the WGA strike, Gale remains upbeat. "Even if the writers' strike goes on forever, for me, the fact that I've been cast as Wonder Woman is enough."