Did Andrew Garfield Stand Up Batkid at the Oscars?


Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the film ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures

Some of you may remember the story of Miles Scott. Miles is the five year old cancer survivor who was recently transformed into the now famous Batkid and taken on a wild journey through Gotham City on a mission to save the day. On Sunday night at the Oscars, Batkid was supposed to get his moment on the big stage; however, the segment was cut at the last minute.

There are reports that claim that it was all because of Spider-Man, or Andrew Garfield as he is known outside of the Marvel Universe, may have thrown a fit and “snubbed” Batkid on Hollywood’s Biggest night.

A spokesperson for the Academy told The Hollywood Reporter that the spot just didn’t fit into the show.

"“Basically, because of the fluid nature of live TV production, ultimately the segment didn’t work,”"

Now, the New York Post’s Page Six alleges something completely different.

"“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. He stormed off. Miles and his family, who were at the rehearsal, were devastated.”"

The article claims that producers paid for Miles and his family to visit Disneyland instead. However, now reports are surfacing that say the ordeal did not play out as sinister as previously reported.

According to Fox 411, when the spot was ultimately nixed Andrew Garfield elected to spend the day with Miles and his family at Disneyland.

"“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,” the Academy said in a statement. “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.”"

While Batkid may not have had his Oscar Moment, he did get something that not many kids his age get the chance to say. He got to spend the entire day at Disneyland with Spider-Man, and at the end of the day, that is so much more cool than 5 minutes in front of the camera.