Sony Purchases Rights to Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

Wonder Woman has gone 75 years without a live action film and within the past year we have seen her in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,  a her solo film directed by Patty Jenkins has been filmed and Justice League has nearly completed its own filming with Zack Snyder directing.

Deadline has now announced that Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to the filmography of Wonder Woman’s creator William Moulton Marston, titled Professor Marston & The Wonder Women from Topple Productions and Boxspring Entertainment.

Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman will star Luke Evans as Professor William Moulton Marston, Rebecca Hall as his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston and Bella Heathcote Olivia Byrne, the couple’s partner in relationship.  Both women served as inspiration for the character of Wonder Woman.

Here is the description:

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women details the life of Dr. William Moulton Marston (Evans), Harvard psychologist and inventor who created Wonder Woman in 1941, his wife, fellow psychologist and inventor Elizabeth (Hall), and their polyamorous relationship with Olive Byrne (Heathcote), a former student of Marston’s and an academic in her own right.

The film will explore how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding his creation, which homophobic moral guardians charged would turn young girls into lesbians, while he and his partners navigated and concealed a romantic and family life that, if exposed, could have destroyed them all.

The film, written and directed by Andrea Robinson, who has been a Consulting Producer on How to Get Away With Murder. Topple Productions Co-Founder Andrea Sperling will be producing the feature, along with Amy Redford and Terry Leonard. Topple Productions Co-Founder Jill Solloway will serve as Executive Producer with Boxspring Entertainment’s Co-Founder Clare Munn. WME Global Packaged & Represented the film.

After 75 years of only appearing on television, it’s nice to see so much representation happening so quickly.

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • GAB

    As a movie idea, is an interesting story, however is necessary to point out something about Sony and the coincidences of this movie. First off, this movie, based on the Wonder Woman creator and the character’s creation, will arrive in the same year of the arrival of the first live-action Wonder Woman movie on the big screen next year, but is not produced by the same studio. This is clearly a way to earn a profit thanks to the Wonder Woman movie and at the same time is a way to earn profit because of the anniversary of the character, considering that this year is the 75th anniversary of the character’s creation. Also, I think is ironic that Sony, a studio who criticized DC, MoS and the DCEU, and we also have evidence of this thanks to the Sony hacking, is producing a movie where one of the biggest superhero icons, a DC character, will have an important role, a character published by DC Comics for 75 years who became famous and iconic thanks to DC Comics and various DC artists. People of other studios have criticized DC for no reason at all, only because of the ignorance, but where there’s the chance to take a piece of the pay, here they are. People like money, but they don’t like coherence. Hypocrisy never ceases to amaze me.