You undoubtedly remember November 15, 2013, the day when the entire city of San Francisco rallied around Miles “Batkid” Scott, helping to make a little boy’s wish come true for just one day. The story of Miles’ magical, crime-fighting day has been made into a new documentary, Batkid Begins, which not only gives you a proper introduction to Miles and his family, but shows the ways his story touched the lives of people around the world.
Back in 2013, our collective hearts melted as five year-old Miles Scott was granted his ultimate wish through the Make-a-Wish foundation: to become Batman for a single day. With the help of the city of San Francisco, thousands of volunteers, and President Barack Obama, Scott became the caped crusader and successfully defended the citizens of San Francisco. Miles Scott’s story is the focus of a new documentary premiering this week at Sundance-adjacent film festival Slamdance, but it won’t be the only time his story is told on the big screen—Julia Roberts is also making a movie about our beloved Batkid.
Ellen DeGeneres certainly gave the 2014 Oscars ceremony the majority of its highlights, but audiences were left without a major "wow" moment -- and now we know why. The lovable and adorable Batkid, who took the world (and the internet) by storm, was originally supposed to make an onstage appearance alongside 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Andrew Garfield, but his segment was canceled at the last minute. So what was the reason behind the cut?
Last week, Batkid took San Francisco (and the internet) by storm, as tens of thousands of volunteers worked together with the Make-a-Wish foundation to help fulfill the dream of Miles, a 5-year-old boy suffering from leukemia. Miles loves Batman so the entire town transformed into Gotham City and let Miles (as Batkid) help Batman defeat the Riddler and save the day. He's the hero we deserve and the hero we need right now, so it's only fitting Batkid should get his own movie poster.
The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Foundation truly set the bar for themselves. In fulfilling the dream of 5-year-old Miles, an epic Batman fan in remission from leukemia, the organization transformed San Francisco into a modern-day Gotham City on Friday and called on Miles to come save the day.