Sony Is Making A Movie About How ‘Wonder Woman’ Was Created

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The history behind how the Wonder Woman comics came to be is certainly a fascinating study, as it centers around how a Harvard psychologist invented one of the most famous superheroes of all time with the help of two women who deserve most of the credit.

Sony has officially acquired the rights to the story of Dr. William Moulton Marston for the aptly named biopic, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women.

Angela Robinson is set to write and direct as production is already underway, and there are some big names attached so far. Luke Evans has been cast as Marston, Rebecca Hall as his colleague, Elizabeth, and Bella Heathcote as Marston’s former student, Olive.

The biopic will likely get into some of the comic’s less publicized history, including how much influence Elizabeth and Olive really had on the character when wanting to include more feminist ideas, like how a woman saves her love interest instead of the other way around. This carried over into a polyamorous relationship between the three that resulted in controversy around the comic’s effect on children, well beyond Marston’s eventual death.

There’s no release date yet for the film, but it’s safe to say that Sony will look at the opening of Warner Bros.’ upcoming Wonder Woman movie next June and plan accordingly.

Source: Deadline

Jon Negroni

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  • razorstar90

    What if this movie is better than the actual Wonder Woman movie?

    • Jon Negroni

      Undoubtedly some people will like it better because they already prefer drama biopics to superhero movies. Just a prediction, but I think it will be really hard to even compare the two movies at all, no matter how they turn out.

  • Matt

    Taking bets on this just being shortened to “Wonder Women”.

  • SAMURAI36

    With this, WB just financed their entire WW movie. Good stuff.

    • Axxell

      Since they aren’t making enough off the DCCU…