♦In the year that DC’s Wonder Woman is cleaning up at the international box office, a biopic of the life of William Moulton Marston, who created her back in 1941 is being released. Here’s the BBC’s Mark Kermode reviewing Professor Marston And The Wonder Women, out now in UK cinemas…
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women is an upcoming American biographical drama film directed and written by Angela Robinson. The film stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote. The true story about Dr. William Moulton Marston, his creation of Wonder Woman in 1941, his wife Elizabeth, and their relationship with Olive Byrne.
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