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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor Andrew Garfield visits 'Batkid' in Disneyland

Published 06/03/2014|16:16

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor Andrew Garfield dashes kid's hopes
Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor Andrew Garfield dashes kid's hopes

A ruined Oscar moment for five-year-old cancer patient Batkid was turned to joy when an actor joins him to Disneyland.

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Earlier, it was reported that Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor Andrew Garfield failed to announce young Miles Scott as a result of a 'spoiled brat' strop.

But latest reports reveal that Garfield had no hand to play in their planned segment being pulled from the Awards - and in fact went out of his way to make it up to the sick boy.

It is understood that the 30-year-old actor drove to Disneyland to visit young Miles in order to make up for his 'superhero' welcome on stage being cut.

Miles, who is recovering from lymphoblastic leukemia, became known as Batkid after San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City to make his dreams of playing the superhero’s sidekick come true.

Hollywood star Garfield was set to be a presenter at the Academy Awards with the excited child, attending as an official superhero in his mini-batman gear.

The plan was for Garfield to appoint the child as ‘Batkid’ but the Academy axed the show at the last minute.

When the segment was pulled, producers decided to pay for the little boy to go to Disneyland.

The Academy have also released a statement taking full responsibility for the cancelled slot saying: "'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."

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