William Moulton Marston faced a lot of criticism when he created Wonder Woman back in 1941. A powerful Amazon who grew up in a world without men — and whose comic was full of imagery that evoked questions about her creator's proclivities — was a brand-new idea for audiences, and it wasn't without its detractors.
The upcoming film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women tells the story of Wonder Woman's genesis, the man behind her, and the women who inspired her. Now, in a new clip from the film, Marston (Luke Evans) defends his creation to one of those critics (Connie Britton). In it, he speak out about his decision to make Wonder Woman an Amazon and even suggests that women could be president one day.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women follows the lives of William Moulton Marston, his wife, Elizabeth Holloway Marston (Rebecca Hall), and their unconventional relationship with Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), one of Marston's students. Both women have been credited with helping to inspire the Amazon princess, either in her appearance (Olive often wore large cuff bracelets, like Wonder Woman) or their politics.
The film was written and directed by Angela Robinson and hits theaters on Oct.13.