Watch the Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Full Trailer
Coming October 27, on the heels of the smash worldwide success of Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman, comes the bio pic about her creator, William Moulton Marston. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women explores the unusual relationship between professor Marston, his wife Elizabeth, and his student-turned-secretary Olive Byrne. Previously known to few beyond comic book scholars, the story finally gained mainstream attention in Jill Lepore’s excellent The Secret History of Wonder Woman.
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
The film stars Luke Evans as Marston, Rebecca Hall as Elizabeth Holloway Marston, Bella Heathcote as Olive. It also stars Connie Britton with Oliver Platt portraying M.Cm Gaines, the comic book mogul who challenged Marston, a one-time critic of comics, to write one for All-American Comics.