After Patty Jenkins delivered the first DCEU film that audiences genuinely embraced with Wonder Woman earlier this summer, another film featuring the superhero will arrive this year — or, more specifically, a literal origin story. Professor Marston & the Wonder Women depicts the creation of the iconic Wonder Woman character in 1940s by Dr. William Moulton Marston.
Directed and written by Angela Robinson, the film stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, and Connie Britton, the first trailer has landed today. Depicting an unusual relationship between Marston, his wife, and their lover, and the psychology behind the birth of the character, check out the preview below ahead of a release via Annapurna Pictures this October.
In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston 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 and their lover Olive Byrne, 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.
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women opens on October 27.