Andrew Garfield is convinced his second superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 flopped with fans because studio executives changed the story too much.
The British actor claims he “genuinely loved” the original script for the sequel and was shocked by critics’ harsh reviews and the public’s response towards the film following its release earlier this year.
Garfield is adamant interference by studio bosses was to blame as they altered the course of the film by cutting out too much material.
He tells The Daily Beast, “I think what happened was, through the pre-production, production, and post-production, when you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it – because there was even more of it than was in the final cut, and everything was related – once you start removing things and saying, ‘No, that doesn’t work’, then the thread is broken, and it’s hard to go with the flow of the story.
“Certain people at the studio had problems with certain parts of it, and ultimately the studio is the final say in those movies because they’re the tent-poles, so you have to answer to those people.”
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 fell flat with critics and fans, but proved a hit at the international box office by bringing in more than $708 million worldwide.