Batkid Segment Cut from Oscars Telecast

By Associated Press and Geoffrey Eisler
|  Friday, Mar 7, 2014  |  Updated 9:58 AM PDT
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Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, runs the bases as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

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A California boy who was treated for leukemia and became famous as "Batkid'' got to spend time with another superhero after his planned appearance at the Academy Awards was cut.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Andrew Garfield, who plays Spider-Man on the big screen, spent time on Monday with 5-year-old Miles Scott and his family at Disneyland.

The two had been set to be on the Oscars the previous day, but the academy said segments sometimes have to be cut when producing a live show. It's unclear just what happened and why it was cut, but Make-A-Wish Foundation spokeswoman Jen Wilson told NBC Bay Area that Miles was disappointed that he didn't get to wear a new tuxedo.

Miles and his family decided to go to Disney instead.
 
Miles battled the Riddler and Joker as Batkid last November in San Francisco. His wish was made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

His family said Miles was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 18 months old and ended treatments in June.     

 

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