"Wonder Woman" is currently the third biggest Warner Bros. movie of all time with $800 million at the worldwide box office, only after
Directed by Patty Jenkins, "Wonder Woman" is also the highest-grossing live action film by a female director.
However, James Cameron, who is popular for "Avatar" and "Titanic," thinks it is a step backwards for female protagonists.
“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided,” Cameron tells The Guardian during a promotional interview for "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."
“She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing. I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie, but, to me, it’s a step backwards.”
Cameron also compared Wonder Woman to his female protagonist in "Terminator," Sarah Conner.
“Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon,” Cameron explains. “She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit.”
”And to me, the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female."
Patty Jenkins took to Twitter to react to Cameron's comments. According to her, his comments are not surprising since he isn't a woman.
Cameron's comment was criticized on Twitter.
Warner Bros. Pictures recently set the "Wonder Woman 2" release date for December 13, 2019, with Gal Gadot reprising her role as the DC Comics heroine.