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Andrew Garfield May Not be the Monster We Thought He Was

A report from Page Six said that a Batkid segment was cut from the Oscars because Andrew Garfield, who was supposed to take the stage with 5-year-old Miles Scott and introduce him as a superhero, never showed up.

“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 well-placed 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.”

Producers decided to cut the segment and sent Miles to Disneyland as a way of saying sorry.

However, Garfield said he didn’t bail and that the Academy decided to nix the idea at the last minute. Sources say Garfield did the dress rehearsal Saturday but was told via email later in the day that it didn’t fit with the tone of the show and had to be cut.

In return, Garfield actually spent the day at Disneyland with Miles on Monday and even did a mini Oscars ceremony in Scott’s hotel room. Turns out he isn’t that bad.

So either the Academy cut the segment, Andrew Garfield’s publicist told him to do this or, a third option, Marvel really didn’t want to promote DC.

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