Behind every great man, there’s a great woman; behind Wonder Woman, there was a wondrous man. Dr. William Moulton Marston was a professor of psychology when he first ginned up the idea for DC’s most famed distaff defender, working under a pseudonym to protect his reputation. But the man had more secrets than the average reader might realize. He and his wife Elizabeth entered into a passionate polyamorous relationship with one of William’s students, Olive Byrne, though the time’s standards of propriety forced them to live in secret. And then there was all the bondage stuff.
Now that you’ve seen Wonder Woman, get ready to meet her maker. No, not Zeus — her real maker. Following a record-breaking opening weekend for the Amazon superhero’s solo movie debut, Annapurna has released the first teaser for Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, an upcoming biopic that explores the real-life and somewhat lesser-known origins of the iconic DC Comics character.
We all know Wonder Woman — she’s one of the most iconic member of the Justice League and there’s a new movie about her coming out next year, maybe you’ve heard — but what do we know about how she came to be created? The comic character’s actual history is a fascinating tale, and today Connie Britton and Oliver Platt have just been cast in Sony’s film about her origins, titled Professor Marston & The Wonder Women.
Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman solo film isn’t the only project about the Amazonian superhero that’s in the works. Sony is developing their own Wonder Woman movie — well, sort of. It’s called Professor Marston and The Wonder Women, and it centers on the iconic comic-book character’s creator, William Moulton Marston, his wife, and their unconventional relationship.