If ever there was a year to be a Wonder Woman fan, this is it. After the massive success of the hero’s big screen debut starring Gal Gadot, trailers and scenes from Professor Marston and the Wonder Women began to hit the web, no doubt capitalizing off the success of Wonder Woman. Now, less than a week from its debut in theaters, the final trailer dropped early Sunday to give fans a better grasp on what the film will be focused on.
The trailer, which you can watch below, opens with Luke Wilson (William Moulton Marston) defending his initial creation of Wonder Woman from the astute criticism of Rebecca Hall (Elizabeth Marston) and Bella Heathcote (Olive Byrne) — the two main sources of inspiration for professor Marston.
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The movie will no doubt highlight the creation of Wonder Woman, that much is obvious. What could take fans by surprise are the hints at Marston’s polyamorous relationship with his wife and one of his students — something subtle in this trailer, but will likely play a major role in the film. Those well-versed in Wonder Woman may be familiar with the superhero’s mixed origin, which features both progressive and sexist traits. That will certainly be an interesting balance to watch play out in the film.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, and Connie Britton. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women hits theaters Oct. 13.
7 Wonder Woman Villains Perfect For Future Sequels
Now that Wonder Woman is officialy getting a sequel, it’s time to start fantasizing about what we’ll see in the character’s next cinematic solo outing and beyond. Wonder Woman has a rich rogues gallery that has transformed and grown alongside her as she’s become one of the world’s most iconic heroes.
Ares, the Greek god of war, was the main villain for Wonder Woman’s first outing, but DC is gonna need to shake things up for future projects. Diana Prince has already proved herself a terrific warrior in Batman v Superman when she took on Doomsday, so I’m excited to see who the creators want to throw at her next. She doesn’t need a full team beside her — Wonder Woman is warrior enough to defend the innocent from all types of threats.
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