The latest full-length trailer for Professor Marston & the Wonder Women teases an exciting look into the life of the man who created Wonder Woman. Coming in the wake of the Wonder Woman film, which saw Diana Prince become a bona fide movie star, the latest feature about the raven haired superheroine focuses on the creation of the character by Dr. William Moulton Marston – portrayed in the film by Luke Evans – and his polyamorous relationship with two women.
Since her debut in 1941, Wonder Woman has become a bastillion feminist ideals in comics and beyond – and Professor Marston & the Wonder Women will allow viewers to find out a little more about the people who helped shape that legacy. A short teaser was released back in June around the time of the character’s own film, and now we have a proper look at what’s in store.
A new trailer for the film has been released by Annapurna Pictures, showing the cast in action. Alongside Evans as the titular professor, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote co-star as Marston’s psychologist/inventor wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston and former student Olive Byrne. Over the course of the trailer, you can see how the close-knit unit of polyamorous lovers collaboratively gave life to the Wonder Woman character based on an assemblage of their respective feminist ideals, with Marston finally publishing the original DC Comics stories under the pen name “Charles Moulton.”
Unfortunately for all parties involved, not everyone is as initially taken with the Wonder Woman character as Marston and his two partners are – given the violent and sadomasochistic undertones that pervade throughout many of the early Wonder Woman comic books – and his professional and personal reputation as a premiere psychologist and inventor is thrown into uncertain turmoil. Beyond the character, it looks like the film will also explore some feelings of ill-will and unease that might erupt in any romantic relationship involving more than two partners.
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women should offer film fans and comic book readers alike a novel entry point into the world of Wonder Woman unlike what’s been offered before. Beyond that, Evans, Hall, and Heathcote all look to be more than fitting choices for their roles in the forthcoming biopic, which is set for release in October.
Source: Annapurna Pictures
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