There's absolutely no question that comic books and superheroes currently have a vice grip on the worldwide box office. However, the real life stories behind these heroes and universes can often be just as compelling as the stories depicted within the pages of DC or Marvel comics. One such hero that has compelling real-world origin is Diana Prince a.k.a Wonder Woman, who has been sorely underserved over the years. However, it now seems that we will soon get a fascinating (yet long overdue) biopic centering on her creation in the early 1940s.
According to a brand new report from Deadline, it appears that production has officially begun on Professor Marston & The Wonder Women. The film follows the exploits of Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) and his polyamorous relationship with Elizabeth Holloway Marston (Rebecca Hall) and Olivia Byrne (Bella Heathcote) that inspired him to create Diana Prince in 1941. The film will focus on this unorthodox love story, as well as the sexism and homophobic criticism that Marston faced in the 1940s when he brought the DC legend to life.
Despite the fact that Professor Marston & The Wonder Women technically centers on a male protagonist, it's impossible to deny the feminine focus and themes depicted within the film. Beyond that, the film will be written and directed by female filmmaker, Angela Robinson. Actress Gal Gadot recently spoke out about the importance of having a female director tackle the Wonder Woman solo movie (in this case, Patty Jenkins) so it only makes sense for the same mentality to be used in the creation of a movie centering on her real world origin as well.
There's arguably never been a better time for a film such as this to commence production. As many of you already know, Wonder Woman officially re-entered the mainstream this year when Gal Gadot stepped into the role for the very first time in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and she easily became a fan favorite element of the polarizing movie. Now that she has made her introduction, the character will soon take center stage when the Wonder Woman solo movie hits theaters next summer. Beyond that, the character made some serious waves in recent weeks when DC Comics confirmed Wonder Woman's LGBT status within the source material. She's a bona fide feminist icon, and it's about time for her (as well as her complex origin) to get the representation that she deserves.
Just look at the trailer for the Wonder Woman solo movie. It's abundantly clear that there's never been a better time films centering on strong female role models.
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