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Wonder Woman Is “a Step Backwards” for Female Protagonists, Says Male Director

Moviegoers loved this summer’s superhero spectacular Wonder Woman enough to propel the Patty Jenkins -directed feature to a record-smashing $800 million worldwide box-office gross.

He illustrates his point by comparing Wonder Woman, as played by Gal Gadot , to one of his own female protagonists, Terminator ’s Sarah Conner.

In response, entertainment reporters inevitably publish all manner of think pieces wondering whether said success will finally fix Hollywood for women .

Over the years, Cameron has featured his share of bad-ass female characters, like Ripley in Aliens , Dr. Lindsey Brigman in The Abyss , and Rose in Titanic .

Last summer, Cameron had kinder words for another bad-ass female character: Mad Max: Fury Road ’s Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron .

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