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Wonder Woman Creator Biopic Gets Mysterious First Teaser
‘Professor Marston & The Wonder Women’ tells the story of the character’s real-life origin

YOU GUYS THEY ARE FINALLY GONNA TELL THE STORY OF THE GUY WHO CREATED WONDER WOMAN AND THE TWO WOMEN WHO INSPIRED THE CHARACTER: HIS WIFE AND THEIR MUTUAL LOVER (AKA A POLYAMOROUS RELATIONSHIP WITH TWO KICKASS BI WOMEN)!!!


“With Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman soaring to a $100.5 million dollar box office debut this weekend awash in positive reviews, it’s likely many viewers are walking out of the movie theater with a newfound appreciation for the Amazing Amazon. Although she’s been around nearly as long as other big-name DC icons like Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman isn’t always given the attention and respect she deserves. The same goes for her creator, William Moulton Marston. But just as Wonder Woman herself is having her day in the sun, so too will her creator in the new biopic Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, which just released its first teaser.

Directed by Angela Robinson, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women stars Luke Evans as Marston, the Harvard psychologist who channeled his interests in feminism, pacifism, bondage, lie detection, and more into creating Wonder Woman. Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcoate also star as Elizabeth Marston and the couple’s mutual lover, Olive Byrne, respectively — the two women who served as inspirations for Diana. In the brief new teaser, Marston tells someone off-screen that “I created her, she’s a smash success because of me,” only for a beautiful woman (presumably Heathcoate’s Olive) to appear triumphantly on screen. The relationship between a cultural feminist icon and her male creator will likely form one of the film’s main tensions.”

First teaser for Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, dir. Angela Robinson, with Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote.

The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive’s feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston’s children together. The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman’s creation.

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“I will say that as an actor I may experience like 5 mins. or 10 mins. of a day where I feel like, you know, it’s all been worthwhile and I’m doing the right thing with my life, but you sort of sit around waiting a lot and wondering, ‘What’s happening,’ and, ‘When’s someone gonna tell me what to do and pull me out of my box to perform?’”

“Whereas, you know, being a director, I think, [from] the moment I got up in the morning to the moment I hit the pillow in the evening, I was constantly solving problems or thinking about how to get this achieved, which is exhausting but it’s a good exhaustion. So I’ll do it again.”

–  Joel Edgerton on enjoying the challenges of directing