It’s been just over a month since Wonder Woman hit theaters. It gave Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Unirse an undisputed win critically, shattered expectations and broke barriers for women both in front and behind the camera.
As the film continues to succeed in the box office, interest in the property may only rise after the trailer for Professor Marston and the Wonder Women hit the web Tuesday. In a look at the the creator of the Amazonian superhero, the film centers around interesting life of Professor William Marston, who created Wonder Woman under the pseudonym Charles Moulton. Also taking center stage will be the two woman who inspired Marston, his wife Elizabeth and the couple’s romantic partner Olive Byrne — no doubt being referenced in the title as ‘Wonder Women.’
You can watch the trailer below:
Marston invented the systolic blood pressure test, which became one component of the modern polygraph, but this trailer doesn’t seem like the typical biopic of a famous inventor. Instead, writer/director Angela Robinson injects a romantic/drama element that focuses more on Marston’s polyamorous relationship and the love triangle’s concerns with feminism, bondage as well as Marston’s struggle with his own identity as a comic book writer.
If Wonder Woman broke the conventions of the typical superhero blockbuster, perhaps it’s only fitting that a film on her creators do something similar.
The movie will head to the big screen come fall and though some fans could look at this as simply piggybacking off the success of the DCEU massive hit, Robinson began working on the film’s script nearly eight years ago and told Entertainment Weekly of the coincidence.
“It’s weirdly an accident of history that they’re coming in the same year. I’ve been trying to get the film together, like all indies movies, for a while. It came together a couple times and fell apart a couple times. Then, it just started gathering steam, but the actual stars aligning in the way for this type of timing just kind of happened.”
Marston certainly lived what some would consider an unconventional lifestyle, so as much as the film will be about Wonder Woman’s creation, it will also shed light on topics still viewed as taboo to this day — sparking Robinson’s interest.
“It was just this fascinating story behind them. They invented a lie detector and he kind of lived in a polyamorous relationship with his wife and one of his students, Olive Byrne, and they all had kids together and lived together for many, many years.”
The film stars Luke Evans as Marston, Rebecca Hall as his wife Elizabeth and Bella Heathcote as romantic partner Olive Byrne.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women hits theaters Oct. 27.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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