James Cameron has doubled down on his critique of the blockbuster hit "Wonder Woman" over its representation of the female superhero. The director has previously dubbed Gal Gadot's role an "objectified icon" [VIDEO] and called the film "a step backward" for feminism in the industry.

'Wonder Woman' director responds to criticisms on blockbuster hit

He then bragged about Linda Hamilton's Sarah Connor from the "Terminator" series whom he considered an epitome of female action protagonist. Patty Jenkins was quick to respond to James Cameron's criticisms of her film and suggested that her co-director failed to understand the message they were trying to send through the movie.

Several artists and fans also fired back at the "Titanic" director for his remarks against Gal Gadot and the whole "Wonder Woman" team. But instead of giving his apology for what he previously said, James Cameron has remained unfazed by the backlash levied against him.

In fact, the 63-year-old director refused to take back his words and proudly said that he will stand by what he said about the movie. He even singled out Gal Gadot for her form-fitting "Wonder Woman" costume which he said was not groundbreaking.

"They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the '60s," he told THR. "It was all in a context of talking about why Sarah Connor — what Linda [Hamilton] created in 1991 — was, if not ahead of its time, at least a breakthrough in its time."

James Cameron added that the "Terminator" hero was not treated an objectified icon, unlike Gal Gadot's character.

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He also claimed that there was nothing groundbreaking about "Wonder Woman" although he considered it a good movie.

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After he made these comments, the director was stunned to see the reaction from fans and critics alike. The "Avatar" producer admitted that he did not expect that the public would be displeased of what he said about the blockbuster hit.

His recent remarks caught the attention of Lynda Carter who criticized the male director for slamming the Gal Galdot-starred film. The 66-year-old actress has previously played the female superhero in "Wonder Woman" series which ran for four years.

She also defended Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins from the director's "thuggish jabs" and asked him to stop dissing the film.

Despite receiving a mixed response from movie critics, the worldwide success of "Wonder Woman" has earned Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot a sequel for a 2019 release.