Andrew Garfield Skips Oscars To Take BatKid To Disneyland, After Superhero Segment Cut
The 'Spider-Man' star chose to do a little good rather than visit the Oscars.
Andrew Garfield has proved that he's a pretty nice guy by taking 5 year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott, AKA BatKid, to Disneyland instead of attending last Sunday's Oscars. The Amazing Spider-Man star decided his day would be better spent treating BatKid to a trip he'll never forget after learning that a special superhero segment planned for the Academy Awards had been cut.
Andrew Garfield Took Miles Scott, AKA BatKid, To Disneyland During The Oscars.
The segment was planned to promote the upcoming release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and honour BatKid as an official superhero but onstage Gotham transformation was cut with swirling rumours suggesting Garfield had had a diva turn over the script.
However, the Academy took full responsibility for the axing: "Due to the nature of a live show, hard decisions sometimes must be made which require the Academy to cut segments due to the logistics of production. Andrew Garfield understood that his segment had to be omitted, and he drove to Disneyland on Monday to spend time with 5-year-old Miles Scott (Batkid) and his family," said a statement at the time.
Garfield's rep Rupert Fowler has rubbished the claims that the actor was to blame for the segment's scrapping, saying "Here are the facts: In full collaboration with the Academy and the show writer, Andrew prepared a segment for the Oscars to honor Miles Scott as the true hero that he is. At some point overnight on Saturday/Sunday morning, it was decided by those running the show that the segment didn't work in the ceremony," in a statement, via Us Weekly.
"They decided to pull it - Andrew and Miles were equally upset," Fowler continued. "The producers arranged for Miles and his family to visit Disneyland on Monday and Andrew drove down to visit them and to bring Miles a personal gift. Andrew did the right thing for Batkid and anyone saying otherwise is flat out lying."
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Miles, who is recovering from lymphoblastic leukaemia, hit headlines last November when the Make-A-Wish Foundation made his dream of being a real superhero for the day come true. The streets of San Francisco were closed off as crowds gathered to watch the heroics of BatKid.
There was nothing that the charity didn't do to make Miles' day as magical as possible. After taking a spin in his batmobile, he rescued a damsel in distress, then he foiled a dastardly plan to rob the bank by the Riddler, and then rescued mascot Lou Seal from the clutches of the Penguin.