We've got a clip from the upcoming film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, the story of William Moulton Marston, creator of Wonder Woman. Marston, who was known for having uncommon beliefs about women and marriage, looked to bring his views to the world through his new comic book. And in the scene Marston (Luke Evans) shares the concept of Wonder Woman with his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and his girlfriend Olive (Bella Heathcote).
The scene is interesting, especially for anyone who works in comics or even reads comics and has tried to explain a character or series to a non-reader. The classic elements that make up Wonder Woman sounds almost ridiculous when mentioned out of context. Like the Invisible Jet, silver bracelets, burlesque outfit, island of amazons… or and the sorority girls with a spanking fetish… its no wonder that both women figured no one would ever publish the comic. Yet someone did and over seven decades later, Wonder Woman is one of the top grossing films of the year and the story of it's creator is getting made into a movie.
Marston's history has been ripe for a Hollywood adaptation for a long time. He was the Dr. Phil of his day, co-creator of the lie detector, an advocate for women's rights, open marriage and so many other ideas that were shunned at that time. Though Wonder Woman is his most lasting legacy, Marston was way ahead of his time and hopefully the film does well to portray all of it.
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women opens October 13th.