Batkid, otherwise known as Miles Scott, returned to his public on Tuesday when he helped the San Francisco Giants throw out the first pitch.
Scott made headlines last year when he received a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation that saw him become Batman for the day while San Francisco was turned into Gotham City. The adorable 5-year old is a cancer survivor and has won the hearts of the city; he received a standing ovation from the crowd at AT&T Park.
Scott made headlines last month when a rumor began floating around online that he was cut from a segment at the Oscars because Andrew Garfield–who was supposed to do a presentation with him–backed out after a disagreement with producers over his lines.
“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.”
However, Garfield’s reps released a statement saying that was not the case at all, and that Miles and his family were sent to Disneyland for the day after his segment was cut due to a production decision.
“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. As some point overnight on Saturday / Sunday morning, it was decided by those running the show that the segment didn’t work in the ceremony. They decided to pull it – Andrew and Miles were equally upset. 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. Andrew did the right thing for Batkid and anyone saying otherwise is flat out lying,” the statement said.
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) April 9, 2014
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