Batkid goes to Disneyland instead of Oscars 

Miles Scott
  • Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo
  • Miles Scott, 5, became Batkid in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and San Francisco partnered to turn The City into Gotham for Miles, who has leukemia that is now in remission.
According to website Mashable, San Francisco’s favorite 5-year-old, Miles Scott (aka Batkid), was going to walk onstage at the Oscars after a hero-themed montage culminated in “Spider-Man” actor Andrew Garfield introducing him as “the world’s next superhero.”

Yet Garfield didn’t show up — no one seems to know why — even though he was a confirmed presenter.

Sunday’s hero segment, which instead featured “Captain America” actor Chris Evans and didn’t have the Batkid finale, has been criticized for being anticlimactic and awkward.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences offered Miles and his family an all-expenses-paid trip to Disneyland, which was accepted.

The Make-a-Wish Foundation, which arranged for Batkid’s special day, specified that it was not responsible for the segment getting pulled.


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