The first trailer for Professor Marston & The Wonder Women was released today.
With the success of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman this summer with actress Gal Gadot starring in the title role, the timing of the biopic couldn’t be better. Will the biopic be just as successful? With a late October release, it’s primed for being bait for Awards Season as the studios will likely begin to release their Oscar hopefuls following the Telluride Film Festival in September.
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.
From Annapurna Pictures, the film is due in theaters on October 27, 2018.