The new trailer for about the creator of Wonder Woman, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, is being told motion comic-style. It's been an amazing year so far for Diana, princess of the Amazons, as director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot helped propel Wonder Woman, the first-ever solo appearance of the famed DC Comics character, to the top of the top of the domestic summer box office, earning more than $412.4 million (and another $408.8 overseas for a global cume of $821.2 million).
Now, in a very bit of fortunate timing thanks to Wonder Woman's blockbuster success, a biopic about the people behind the inspiration and subsequent creation of the Wonder Woman comic book is about to make its debut in theaters this week. Luke Evans stars as Professor William Moulton Marston, the esteemed Harvard psychologist who in addition to creating an early prototype of the lie detector test with his wife and fellow psychologist Elizabeth Holloway Marston (Rebecca Hall), found inspiration in Elizabeth and their shared romantic partner, Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcoate), to create the Wonder Woman comic book (albeit it under the pseudonym Charles Moulton).
Following the release of the film's final trailer last week, Annapurna Pictures is giving one Professor Marston and the Wonder Women one final push, which is sure to catch the eye of comic book fans. Featuring the dialogue from Willaim, Elizabeth, Olive and children's literary expert Josette Frank (Connie Britton) in the film, the action takes fans pane-by-pane through the trailer in motion comic style, complete with dialogue bubbles.
Written and directed by Angela Robinson (True Blood, The L Word), there's no question that Professor Marston and the Wonder Women will initially benefit from the success of Wonder Woman. But given the film's previous trailers and this new motion comic trailer, it's clear that after people walk through the doors of theaters to see the fascinating tale of Professor Marston, they'll see that film has the more than the ability to stand tall on its own merits. Robinson's biopic promises to be a compelling look behind the origins of what has arguably become one of DC's most famous characters, and in the end, appears to be the perfect companion piece to the brilliantly told origins story by Jenkins this summer.
Given the timing of the release of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, the film will no doubt be an awards contender once nominations for critics and industry awards are announced in the run-up to the Academy Awards. The irony is, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women will find an equally powerful contender in Wonder Woman as it vies for Oscar gold. Either way, both films look to be a winner no matter what number of nominations or awards each receive.
Source: Annapurna Channel
- Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017) release date: Oct 13, 2017