Though ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ opens this weekend, and a final live action trailer has been released, Annapurna Pictures has released another promotional film, a comic style animated piece that reworks some of the previously seen live action clips from the film in a style that pays tribute to ‘Wonder Woman”s earliest medium, comic books, something that some found demeaning in those days.
The film stars Luke Evans as Professor William Moulton Marston the creator of the Amazing Amazon, Rebecca Hall as his wife Elizabeth and Bella Heathcote as Olive Byrne, their live-in lover. Marston had children with both women and the two women also shared a loving relationship. Marston’s controversial views influenced his creation, which was far more than just a feminized version of Superman. Marston wove his beliefs into the ‘Wonder Woman’ comic books– but many of these overtones were gradually exorcised after his death when the character became more of a corporate figure.
But for fans of ‘Wonder Woman’, especially after the big budget Patty Jenkins film this summer, this could prove an intriguing look behind the scenes of the character’s creation.
Check out the latest clip below:
In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN 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 and the Wonder Woman’ is directed by Angela Robinson and also stars Connie Britton, Monica Giordano, JJ Feild, Chris Conroy and Oliver Platt. It opens this weekend on October 13th.