What that mysterious teaser before 'Wonder Woman' was about

Professor M Annapurna finalAnnapurna Pictures‘Professor Marston & the Wonder Women.’

When you left the theatre after watching “Wonder Woman” and got over the thrills of the movie, you might have been asking yourself, “What was that Professor M teaser all about?”

In many markets, a 22-second teaser showed before “Wonder Woman” with the text “Ever Wonder?” appearing on the screen and dialogue like this: “Why don’t you write it under your real name?” “I created her, she’s a smash success because of me…” And “I wonder if you’re the one with the secret identity.”

We then got an image of a woman who looks to be in a Wonder Woman costume holding a lasso while a man stands looking in the background. The teaser then ends.

What the heck does all this mean?

It’s actually some very clever marketing for the latest movie from Annapurna Pictures (behind movies like “Her,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” and “Sausage Party”), “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” which looks at the creation of the Wonder Woman comic in 1941. 

Luke Evans (“Beauty and the Beast”) plays Dr. William Marston (get it, Professor M), an American psychologist who along with being responsible for inventing the lie detector also penned the Wonder Woman comic with his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and their mutual lover, Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote).

Through the pen name Charles Moulton, Marston combined his and Elizabeth and Olive’s feminist ideals to create a superhero character that young girls could look up to.

The movie, directed by Angela Robinson (“D.E.B.S.,” “The L Word”), will focus on the creation and success of the comic-book character and how the three dealt with it. 

Head over to the movie’s site for a look at the main characters in comic-book form.

The movie currently doesn’t have a release date, but with the box-office success of “Wonder Woman” over the weekend, expect that to change soon.


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