How About Andrew Garfield Taking The Dreams Right Out From Under Batkid’s Feet..
Update: Now this is more like it. After Andrew Garfield’s planned segment with Batkid Miles Scott was cut from the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, the actor joined Miles and his family for a trip to Disneyland. Read more here.
Previously: According to a new report from The New York Post’s Page Six, Andrew Garfield was supposed to present at the Oscars with Miles Scott — a.k.a. Batkid, the 5-year-old boy with cancer who played superhero in San Francisco — but backed out of the segment when he didn’t like his lines.
“The Academy was going to make [Miles] an official superhero during the Oscar ceremony,” a source told Page Six, noting that it had been coordinated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which also helped facilitate the little boy’s dreams of being Batman. “Andrew Garfield was going to appoint him ‘Batkid,'” the insider continued. “But, in the middle of the dress rehearsal, Garfield decided he didn’t like his lines.”
The source went on to say that the Spider-Man star “refused to go by the script” and instead came up with his own lines, which producers didn’t go for. “Garfield…stormed off,” the source told Page Six, adding that Miles and his family “were devastated.”
The Hollywood Reporter, meanwhile, paints a less dramatic picture of what went down. “Basically, because of the fluid nature of live TV production, ultimately the segment didn’t work,” an Academy spokesperson told the site.
In the end, the bit was cut completely. Producers reportedly paid for Miles to go to Disneyland instead, and brought in Captain America star Chris Evans to present in Garfield’s place.
“He got the call pretty much the day of that he’d have to go on,” a source told Us Weekly of Evans. “Chris hadn’t been planning on even going to the Oscars.”
A rep for Garfield did not respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
This fucking guy. We’re talking about Batkid here. We’re talking about making wishes come true The kid that took San Fran by storm, stymying villains every step of the way, saving everyone from sheer destruction. So here we are at the Oscars, where Batkid is supposed to be dubbed official superhero in front of millions and millions of people. I would have shed a tear, I’m sure. Oh but Andrew Garfield didn’t like his lines, so naturally it’s off. Guy wasn’t pleased with his lines, so no more making wishes. Show’s over folks. It just breaks my heart to hear how crushed Miles and his family were after the segment was cut.
Yeah, you’re right though, he did end up going to Disneyland with Batkid and his family, so everything’s alright.. No. That was a constellation prize.. kid could have gone to Disneyland anytime he wanted to.. it’s just kind of a shame. I’ve never liked Andrew Garfield anyway.. I don’t really know who he thinks he is.. but if you said here’s the script for your make-a-wish segment with Miles AKA Batkid.. you read the script and make dreams come true for someone who truly deserves it.