While the movie won over both critics and the box office this year, the director aired a few of his grievances with the film in a new interview with The Guardian.
When asked what he thought about about all the excitement over Patty Jekins' blockbuster, he said "All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood's been doing over 'Wonder Woman' has been so misguided."
"She's an objectified icon, and it's just male Hollywood doing the same old thing," he continued. "I'm not saying I didn't like the movie but, to me, it's a step backwards."
He then compared the movie to his "Terminator" franchise, which starred ex-wife Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor.
"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. "And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!"
When asked why he thinks Hollywood has a hard time getting strong women on screen, he had no answer.
"I don't – I don't know. There are many women in power in Hollywood and they do get to guide and shape what films get made," he said. "I think – no, I can't account for it. Because how many times do I have to demonstrate the same thing over again? I feel like I'm shouting in a wind tunnel!"
In addition to "Terminator," Cameron has had women like Sigourney Weaver ("Aliens"), Kate Winslet ("Titanic") and Zoe Saldana ("Avatar") at the forefront of his films.
After his comments dropped online, Twitter started ripping the director.
No James Cameron. Just No.
This is EXTREMELY disappointing to hear from 1 of my fav filmmakers.