Wonder Woman's Creator Biopic In The Works From Sony

Wonder Woman made her big screen debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and she'll get the title treatment in 2017's Wonder Woman. Now her creator is following suit.

Deadline reports that Sony Picture Worldwide has acquired Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, a biopic about the life of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston.

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women began production this week. Angela Robinson is the writer and director, with Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, Fast & Furious 6) in the lead role and Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) and Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) co-starring.

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women will detail the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston (Evans), the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth (Hall), a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne (Heathcote), a former student who became an academic.

This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive's feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston's children together.

The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman's creation.

Marston was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006. DC Comics is currently celebrating the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman.


Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017.