With “Wonder Woman” dominating at the box office, another upcoming film explores the story of the iconic comic book character’s creator.
“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” stars Luke Evans (“Beauty and the Beast”) as Dr. William Moulton Marston, along with Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote as the inspirations for Wonder Woman. Here’s the film synopsis:
In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) to create the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940’s. While Marston’s feminist superhero was criticized by censors for her ‘sexual perversity’, he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him. Marston’s muses for the Wonder Woman character were his wife Elizabeth Marston (Rebecca Hall) and their lover Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), two empowered women who defied convention: working with Marston on human behavior research — while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.
See the first full trailer for the film below.
“Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” arrives in theaters on October 27.