You would think that James Cameron would have a little less time on his hands now that he has a full schedule of high-profile projects lined up over the course of the next eight years including four Avatar sequels and an untitled Terminator sequel, but that doesn’t seem to be the case, unfortunately.
Following the release of Patty Jenkins’ beloved Wonder Woman this past summer, Cameron criticized Gal Gadot’s superhero by calling her “an objectified icon” and saying that “it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing.” After Jenkins took to Twitter to respond to Cameron’s comments, he doubled down on his remarks, saying “I mean, [Gal Gadot] was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She’s absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that’s not breaking ground.”
If Jenkins and a wave of angry fans on social media aren’t enough to keep this dude from opening his mouth, then what is? Perhaps Lynda Carter herself will be able to do the trick. “You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do,” the original Wonder Woman actress wrote on Facebook. “Like all women–we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill-advised. This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron–because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So–STOP IT.”
This likely won’t be the last we hear of Cameron on this particular topic as a Wonder Woman sequel is due out in December 2019 with Jenkins returning to the director’s chair and Gadot reprising her role as the title character.