"The Amazing Spider-Man" actor Andrew Garfield and "Batkid" Miles Scott spent a day together at Disneyland after a segment they were to perform together during the Oscars was dropped at the last minute, Us Weekly reports
Scott, a 5-year-old in cancer remission, became known as Batkid after his Make-A-Wish dream to be Batman’s sidekick turned into a city-wide effort in San Francisco to make him a hero.
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Batkid and Garfield were supposed to do a short Oscars segment on Sunday making Scott an official superhero, but it never happened.
“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,” a rep for the Academy told Us Weekly. “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.”
That explanation sounds a lot better than the first story that went out, reported by the New York Post, which quoted a source who said Garfield didn’t like his lines
and walked out during rehearsal for Scott’s presentation.
“Garfield refused to go by the script. He came up with his own lines. The producers felt that Garfield’s [rewrites] were not appropriate. Garfield had a tantrum,” the source told the Post. “He stormed off. Miles and his family, who were at the rehearsal, were devastated.”
Scott’s mother, Natalie Scott, told the International Business Times she was unsure why the segment was canceled
at the last minute and said the family was "kind of" disappointed.
“We had gone all the way down there, and he went through the rehearsal and he had a fancy tux and was all ready for it,” she said.
Scott said that the trip itself was planned on fairly short notice, and that the family has yet to receive any follow-up from the Academy about what happened. “We haven’t really heard anything. We just tried to make the most of the trip, and just got home [Wednesday] night.”
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