Andrew Garfield reportedly didn't like the lines he was supposed to give during an Oscars presentation featuring "Batkid" and refused to appear onstage, leaving producers in a lurch.
The "Spiderman" star was slated to present with Miles Scott--the 5-year old cancer patient who was dubbed "Batkid" after a Make-A-Wish Foundation event that went viral last year--at the Academy Awards, but didn't approve of the lines he was given and wanted to create his own. When he wasn't allowed to do so, according to The New York Post, he refused to appear at the awards show.
“The academy was going to make him an official superhero during the Oscar ceremony. Andrew Garfield was going to appoint him ‘Batkid.’ But, in the middle of the dress rehearsal, Garfield decided he didn’t like his lines,” said a source. “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.”
Miles got to see his dream come true last fall when San Francisco was turned into Gotham City just for him and residents turned out for a parade while he was dressed as his favorite superhero. And while this "source" says he was disappointed to be cut from the Oscars presentation--producers brought in "Captain America" star Chris Evans instead--he and his family were sent to Disneyland, which must have eased the disappointment at least a bit.
Garfield has had no comment on the allegations so far.
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