Despite being listed as a presenter a week prior to last Sunday’s Academy Awards, Andrew Garfield was nowhere to be found — and now we know why.
It turns out the Spider-Man actor was to initially scheduled to appear on stage with Batkid Miles Scott ( who many will remember Miles as the five-year-old who “saved” San Francisco during a Make-A-Wish event last year) for one of the night’s three planned heroes segment in honour of the night’s superheroes theme.
He and his family even travelled down to Los Angeles for the show, with Miles rehearsing with Andrew on Saturday.
But according to a Academy Awards spokesperson, Batkid and Spider-Man were cut from the show last minute “due to logistics of production.” Miles and his family were informed of this decision on Sunday.
“It is kind of a disappointment, but things happen,” Miles’ mother, Natalie Scott, told The International Business Times. “I know that’s how TV goes and how Hollywood is. We’re just not used to that.”
But according to the statement made by a spokesperson, it looks like Andrew wanted to make it up to Batkid and his family as the Spider-Man star drove to Disneyland to spend time with them on Monday.
[Via E! News]