This past June, director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot brought Wonder Woman to the big screen for her very first solo adventure, and to enormous success. Not only did the film rake in a massive haul of $800 million worldwide, but it was also received well by critics and audiences, currently sitting at a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Most seem to agree that not only was it a great film overall, but it was also a prime example of just how good a female lead superhero film can be. But, there is one director who didn’t seem to find it all that impressive.
The ocean diving director has since doubled down on his comments, stating the following in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter:
“I’ll stand by that. I mean, she was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting,” Cameron said of Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot. “She’s absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that’s not breaking ground. They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the 60s.”
Cameron’s comments haven’t exactly gone over well with fans, and now Lynda Carter, star of the 70s TV series, has decided to weigh in via Facebook.
Clearly, Carter isn’t all too happy with Cameron’s statements. Carter played Wonder Woman on television from 1975-1979 and has left her mark on the iconic DC hero, so she has plenty of elbow room for a comeback.
He’ll also be involved in the sixth installment in the Terminator franchise, a series with a reputation that has sunk so low, we guess Cameron just felt the need to return to make another film.
Wonder Woman is now available on blu ray, DVD, and digital home releases.
Source: Heroic Hollywood