Just like the the T-1000 that tried to hunt down John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the James Cameron’s action franchise just doesn’t seem to want to die.
The franchise’s next installment is already more compelling than its predecessors as it will see the return of both Cameron, as a producer, and, as The Hollywood Reporter revealed Tuesday night, Linda Hamilton, who last played Sarah Connor 26 years ago in 1991’s Judgement Day.
James Cameron made the announcement at a private event, and as Cameron is wont to do, he focused on his own valiant effort to advance women in cinema.
Cameron is of course correct that t aren’t enough female leads in action films, but his role as ally has been curious, if not dubious.
Wonder Woman fans quickly took to Twitter to correct Cameron, who has done plenty of self-congratulatory back-patting of his own.
Just don’t anoint James Cameron as some sort of selfless champion of women in film without first considering the more questionable side of his views toward his female subjects.