Earlier today, Page Six lit a fire underneath Andrew Garfield’s ass when they reported that the Spiderman star backed out of a tearjerking segment at last Sunday’s Academy Awards because he was unhappy with his lines. The plan was to have Garfield appear on stage with 5 year old Miles Scott, who late last year became known as “Batkid” when the Make-A-Wish foundation turned sections of San Francisco into Gotham City so Scott, who is a leukemia survivor, could live out his superhero fantasy.
Academy producers had planned to have Garfield—the closest thing to a real-life superhero we have, sorry firefighters and police officers and soldiers and everyone else who risks their lives to save others—appear on stage with Scott to officially anoint him as a superhero. According to Page Six, “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.”
That is not a good look for any human being, let alone one who’s carrying a billion dollar franchise about a professional do-gooder. So, his Spidey sense telling him that shit was about to hit the fan, or maybe because he’s actually just a good dude, Garfield spent the next day at Disneyland with Scott and his family, according to a statement from the Academy, who also denied that it was Garfield who canned the segment:
“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,” a rep for the Academy told Fox411 of why the planned bit was scrapped at the last second. “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.”
So to recap, Miles Scott is a real life hero, Andrew Garfield is an image-conscious actor, and I’m some dude who just wrote this for no apparent reason.