A few short weeks ago, no one could have predicted that Wonder Woman would become a box-office smash this weekend, but an overwhelming amount of positive reviews have sent fans in droves to see the Amazonian Princess’ first big-screen solo adventure.
But did you know that the man who created Wonder Woman in the early 1940s, William Moulton Marston, is also getting his own movie? Yup. Annapurna Pictures has released the first short teaser for Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, which centers on the creation of the beloved DC Comics character. It’s quite short and doesn’t reveal much, but it definitely piques my interest for the movie. I can’t wait to see the full trailer!
Written and directed by Angela Robinson (The L Word, True Blood), the biopic stars Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, Beauty and the Beast) as Dr. William Moulton Marston, Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) as his wife, Elizabeth Marston, and Bella Heathcote (The Man in the High Castle) as Olive Byrne. Connie Britton (American Horror Story) and Oliver Platt (X-Men: First Class) also star. Here’s a synopsis:
In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, this is the true story of 1940s Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector and creator of the iconic Wonder Woman, who defends his feminist superhero against charges of ‘sexual perversity’ while at the same time maintaining a secret that could have destroyed him. Unknown to others, Marston’s inspiration for Wonder Woman was his wife Elizabeth Marston and their lover Olive Byrne, two empowered women in the field of psychology who defied convention, building a secret life together with Marston that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises.
(via Coming Soon)