In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible
true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton
Marston (Luke Evans) 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 (Rebecca Hall) and their lover Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote) , 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
Professor Marston and The Wonder Woman is a fascinating glimpse into the
unorthodox life of William Moulton Marston, the creator of The Wonder Woman
superhero character. Anyone going expecting a superhero film is going to be
in for a rude shock as the film has more in common with Fifty Shades of
Grey than it does Batman or Superman.
Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, the real wonder woman of the title, and Luke
Evans are outstanding in their roles. Heathcote being particularly good as
a submissive who eventually turns the tables on those that seek to control
One thing is certain, after seeing Professor Marston and The Wonder Woman
you’ll never look at Wonder Woman in the same way again.