Earlier this year, the world fell in love with Wonder Woman in her long-overdue origin movie. But later this fall the origins of her creator, William Moulton Marston, as well as his polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston and Olive Byrne — both of whom profoundly influenced Marston’s superhero — will be explored in a new biographical period piece, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women from director Angela Robinson (Herbie: Fully Loaded). And now, there’s a trailer.

Loaded with all the drama and intrigue one could expect, Professor Marston & the Wonder Woman stars Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6) as William Marston, a Harvard-educated professor at Tufts University who becomes smitten with a student, Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote, The Neon Demon). Along with his wife, attorney and psychologist Elizabeth Holloway Marston (Rebecca Hall), the three enter a polyamorous relationship while struggling to define what is “normal” and if it’s even possible to love more than one person.

Alongside the interpersonal drama of the film is the conservative backlash against Wonder Woman as well as comic books as a whole. Before the Comics Code Authority in the mid-twentieth century, comic books — deemed inappropriate and lewd — were publicly burned and protested against. There was a special outcry against Wonder Woman, whose sexual/BDSM undertones offended many people. So you can bet the public’s outcry against Wonder Woman will clash with Marston’s unconventional personal life.


Professor Marston & the Wonder Woman will hit theaters on October 27.

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