End Credits: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Plus: Paddington 2 and Predator

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Earlier this year Wonder Woman saved the DC Comics cinematic franchise with her origin story and now, a week before Gal Gadot dons the costume again in Justice League, the comic’s own origins are revealed in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

The Amazonian’s roots lay in something far more interesting than someone merely trying to come up with a character to sell comics. William Moulton Marston, who created Wonder Woman, was a Harvard psychologist and inventor of an early lie detector, who based the character on his wife Elizabeth and their mutual lover Olive.

He hid his and his muses’ private lives through the pen name Charles Moulton but, as the film reveals, 1940s censors had a field day with the comic’s “sexual perversity”. A surprising and interesting twist on the origin story format that should interest more than just comic book fans.

The duffle coat-wearing bear returns to cinemas in Paddington 2. In this charming adventure the marmalade lover takes on a bunch of odd jobs to buy a rare pop-up book for Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday present. If that’s not your cup of tea, you may want to “get to the choppa!” as the classic Arnie sci-fi action horror, Predator, returns to screens for its 30th anniversary.

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