James Cameron talked about women in the Film industry in his recent interview with The Guardian published on Thursday. Since he is notable for bringing Hollywood actresses to the front seat, the filmmaker was asked about Gal Gadot's film "Wonder Woman" which earned impressive reviews from moviegoers and DC Comics fans alike.

But despite its box office performance, the Canadian director and producer thought the female superhero was being "objectified" in the movie. "All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided," he said.

Cameron's comments on 'Wonder Woman' film anger fans

He even considered the "Wonder Woman" film "a step backwards" and compared the DC superhero to Sarah Connor from the "Terminator" series. "Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit," he explained.

After four decades of working in the film industry, James Cameron is still unsure of the reason why Hollywood falls short in depicting powerful women in movies.

His comments about the "Wonder Woman" film has caused social media outrage as countless fans and even celebrities expressed their disapproval of his remarks.

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It is worth noting that James Cameron called himself "hardcore feminist" when he talked about Charlize Theron’s character as Furiosa in "Mad Max: Fury Road" in a previous interview.

“These iconic characters come along every few years," he said.

He went on to claim that there are only a few male writers who feel comfortable writing about subservient male characters before he bragged about the popularity of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" franchise. James Cameron explained that these characters became iconic not only because they were women, but also because of the mother aspect.

Meanwhile, Gal Gadot recently opened up how her ability to play the superhero role was questioned all because she was not curvy enough. “Listen, if you want to be for real, then the Amazons, they had only one boob. Exactly one boob,” she said.

The Israeli actress and model reportedly gained 17 lbs for the "Wonder Woman" film. Aside from that, she was also pregnant with her second baby when they filmed the blockbuster hit. Although she tried to hide her pregnancy, the production team eventually found out and had to use green screen on her stomach to edit the baby bump.