Andrew Garfield Invited Batkid to Amazing Spider-Man 2 Premiere After Their Oscars Snub
Another good deed from Spider-Man. After Andrew Garfield's segment with "Batkid" Miles Scott was cut from the 2014 Oscars on Sunday, March 2, the actor made it up to the 5-year-old cancer survivor in more ways than one.
In addition to taking Miles to Disneyland on Monday, March 3, multiple sources exclusively tell Us Weekly that Garfield personally invited the kindergartner to the New York City premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The film, which opens in theaters May 2, will premiere in the Big Apple on April 24.
Garfield and Miles were scheduled to present video tribute to superheroes together at the Academy Awards, but were abruptly cut and replaced by Avengers star Chris Evans. The New York Post's Page Six initially reportedly that Garfield was the one who backed out, but the actor's rep, Rupert Fowler, told Us Weekly that wasn't true.
"In full collaboration with the Academy and the show writer, Andrew prepared a segment for the Oscars to honor Miles Scott as the true hero that he is. 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," Fowler told Us. "They decided to pull it -- Andrew and Miles were equally upset."
To try and make it up to the tiny tot, a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth was organized. "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, Fowler said. "Andrew did the right thing for Batkid and anyone saying otherwise is flat out lying."