Originally being a
puppet clay-doll brought to life by the Blue Fairy Venus, Wonder Woman traditionally viewed her sculptor Gepetto Queen Hippolyta as her mother. Over the years, her Pinocchio-esque origin story was retconned as a cover-up to hide her mother’s torrid love-affair with one of the Olympians Gods (at times it has been Zeus, Ares, Hades, and most recently Heracles), but her true father will always be William Moulton Marston, who created the character in 1941.
If you always wanted to know more about Moulton, who went by his pen name Charles, then you’re in luck. The Amazonian’s creator is getting his own biopic: Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman.
Marston developed the character with the help of his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston and his partner Olive Byrne. According to sources, Elizabeth may have been the one to come up with a female superhero to begin with (her husband’s initial plan was just a superhero who used the power of love), and Olive served as the physical inspiration for the character. For starters, her habit of wearing bracelets is what led to Diana Prince’s magic bracelets in the comics. In addition to this, Marston is also known for his work in psychology, which includes data that went into the development of the modern polygraph.
Welsh actor Luke Evans is set to play Marston, while British actress Rebecca Hall will play Elizabeth and Australian actress Bella Heathcote will be Olive. And yes, all three were American in real life.
Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman will be written and directed by Angela Robinson, but there is currently no set release date.