The Amazing Spider-Man 3 star Andrew Garfield is a bit surprised by the 'underperformance' of his last Spidey film.
The actor's recent film, The Amazing Spider Man 2, did well at the box office but not as well as expected. The film's collections were beaten by other superhero films like Captain America 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Garfield addressed the criticism of the film and seemed to be pointing the finger primarily at studio cuts to parts of the movie:
"For me, I read the script that Alex [Kurtzman] and Bob [Orci] wrote, and I genuinely loved it," he said.
"There was this thread running through it. 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," he said.
"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 tentpoles, so you have to answer to those people," added Garfield.
Despite the 'studio cuts', Garfield stands by the film which he believes, in some parts, was very different from a typical comic book movie.
"I'm proud of a lot of it and had a good time, and was a bit taken aback by the response," he said.
The third installment in the series, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, is currently scheduled to be released in movie theatres in 2018.