'Batkid' Miles Scott can best be remembered as the adorable little boy who saved San Francisco. On March 6, USA Today reports that he was all set to reprise his role at the Academy Awards when the segment was suddenly cut from the show.
Miles Scott is a leukemia survivor who received the coolest wish from the Make-A-Wish foundation. What seemed like the entire city of San Francisco was involved in his wish when he met Batman and helped to save the city from the bad guys. The story went viral and #batkid trended on Twitter for several days.
Scott and his family travelled from Northern California to Hollywood for the Oscars. Miles was set to team up with Spiderman's Andrew Garfield for a superheroes segment. Prior to the awards, the segment was cancelled and the now-famous "Batkid" is a little too young to understand and was very disappointed.
Rumors surrounding the cancellation of the superheroes segment included allegations that there were disagreements with the script. Untrue though, says Andrew Garfield. He explained that he also was cut from the show. Instead, he took 5-year old Miles Scott to Disneyland and spent the day with his family.
The Academy did recognize having cut the segment and issued this statement in response:
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 and his family.