In a new clip from ‘Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,’ fans see Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) share his idea for a radically new superhero with the two women in his life: psychologist wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and their lover Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote). The two are…skeptical, to say the least.
This upcoming historical drama, directed and written by Angela Robinson of ‘D.E.B.S.’ fame, hopes to pull back the shades on Wonder Woman to divulge how the unique relationship between William, Elizabeth, and Olive helped set in motion one of the world’s most paramount superheroes.
As explained in the clip, Wonder Woman would afford William the chance to share his radical ideas surrounding feminism, bondage, and pacifism with the entire world. Says William of his extreme idea:
“I’m going to inject my ideas right into the thumping heart of America.”
However, this drama is set in the 1940s. Meaning the idea of a super-heroine who comes from an island populated only by women, flies an invisible plane, fights Nazis, and who is aided by sorority sisters who have spanking parties was far-fetched for the time period. Elizabeth tells William this in the clip:
“Bill, we love you truly so much, but nobody, and I say this will all the compassion and truth in my heart, nobody will ever publish this.”
Well, we all know how wrong she was.
This clip is useful in conveying the relationship between Elizabeth, Olive, and William, and how their thoughts and ideas would eventually shape what would become Wonder Woman. For Robinson, the intimate working relationship between the three is the film’s driving force.
In a recent interview, Robinson said:
“It’s fundamentally a love story between the three of them. It’s an exploration of their ideas [about feminism, bondage, and pacifism] and his relationship with Elizabeth and Olive, and their relationship with him, and then how all of that found its way into Wonder Woman.”
Don’t miss ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,’ in theaters October 27.