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James Cameron Says He Loved Wonder Woman, Wants More Women-Directed Superhero Films

February 26, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Wonder Woman 1984 Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

James Cameron recently weighed in on the state of superhero movies, saying he’d like to see more women directors on the films. Cameron spoke with TIME for a new interview and talked about his previous criticism of Wonder Woman and more. You can see a couple of highlights below:

On Wonder Woman: “I don’t have an issue with Wonder Woman. I loved the movie. What was elusive to me at the moment was it’s OK if the woman wants to be beautiful and dress well not for the male gaze, but for her own gaze in the mirror, right? I had maybe missed that part of it at the time. You know, life is about stumbling and people push back and we talk about it and things get better.”

On wanting more superhero films directed by women: “It was necessary to have a female director own a major action movie, though Kathryn Bigelow had been doing that for a while. She would have turned down any superhero movie she was offered if it was a female lead. And that’s the healthier perspective, I think, personally. Why not have women direct male characters? Have a woman direct Batman. Now, you’re talking.”