Garfield’s ‘Batkid upset’

Andrew Garfield visited Disneyland with five-year-old leukemia survivor Miles ‘Batkid’ Scott following their unexpected Oscars snub.

Andrew Garfield is upset he and ‘Batkid’ were axed from the Oscars.

The star was gearing up to perform in Sunday’s ceremony with Miles ‘Batkid’ Scott, a five-year-old leukemia survivor who grabbed international headlines last November for serving as San Francisco’s official superhero of the day.

Academy Awards producers decided not to run with the segment at the last minute, and Andrew has expressed his regret over the cut.

“In full collaboration with the Academy and the show writer, Andrew prepared a segment for the Oscars to honour Miles Scott as the true hero that he is,” the actor’s representative told People magazine in a statement.

“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. They decided to pull it – Andrew and Miles were equally upset.”

Following the disappointment, Academy Awards executives thought Miles should be treated to something fun.

And earlier this week, Andrew reunited with his friend at a theme park.

“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,” the statement continued.

Apparently the missed opportunity to perform with Miles at the 86th Academy Awards really troubled Andrew.

It is claimed he grew close to the little boy when they rehearsed their skit together, which would have seen Spider-Man star Andrew introduce the tyke to the world while they were both dressed in superhero costume.

“Andrew really bonded with Miles during rehearsal. They hugged, and the entire room was moved,”a source told the publication.
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Friday, 07. March 2014