Wonder Woman was one of the biggest films of 2017; it made almost $822 million worldwide, got mostly good reviews and is locked down for a sequel. But about two months after Wonder Woman’s release, James Cameron decided to verbally crap all over her good time, saying the film wasn’t really the feminist celebration people thought it was.
WW director Patty Jenkins slapped back at James. Gal Gadot kept quit until now. It turns out she was operating under a “Don’t feed the troll” mentality.
While speaking to Entertainment Weekly for their Entertainers of the Year issue, she was asked why she didn’t weigh in on James’ comments about Wonder Woman being an “objectified icon.” Gal explained:
“Because I didn’t want to give him the stage. First of all, I’m a big fan of his work. His movies are great. He was very innovative in many things that he did, and I’ve got nothing but great things to say about the creative and professional side of his work. When it happened, the timing of when it happened, he was promoting another movie of his. It was like he was looking for publicity and I just didn’t want to give him the stage.”
James was being interviewed about an upcoming Terminator reboot when he made his WW comments. That still-untitled Terminator film isn’t scheduled to be released until 2019. You can’t blame James for diverting into an unrelated conversation. Like, unless you have breaking information on that melty robot police officer, what else are you going to talk about? But back to Gal’s statement…
He “was” very innovative. Is that shade? I want to believe it is. Wonder Woman stands for truth and justice, and I choose to believe that was Gal’s way knocking James’ ego down a peg,