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 disguises.


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 her.

One thing is certain, after seeing Professor Marston and The Wonder Woman you’ll never look at Wonder Woman in the same way again.

Highly recommended.

Professor Marston and The Wonder Woman (15)

1h 48m

Director: Angela Robinson
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Luke Evans

UK Release: Friday 10th November 2017

Professor Marston and The Wonder Woman - "Heartbreaker" Clip

Professor Marston and The Wonder Woman - "No One Will Publish This" Clip