The actor was set to present at the Academy Awards with Miles Scott, a 5-year-old boy who loves Batman and got to play superhero in San Francisco through the Make-A-Wish Foundation last November. "The Academy was going to make him an official superhero during the Oscar ceremony," a source tells PageSix. "Andrew Garfield was going to appoint him 'Batkid.' But, in the middle of dress rehearsal, Garfield decided he didn't like his lines."
The actor then reportedly rewrote his lines, which the Academy refused to approve because they were "inappropriate," and that didn't sit well with Andrew. "Garfield had a tantrum. He stormed off," the source says. "Miles and his family, who were at the rehearsal, were devastated." Oscar producers ended scrapping the whole segment and Captain America star Chris Evans stepped in last minute to cover Andrew's spot.
As for Evan, producers reportedly paid for him and his family to go to Disneyland instead, which is great and all, but we're sure his feelings were really hurt by this supposed snub. And forget spidey sense...our douchey sense is tingling after hearing this about Andrew!
UPDATE: Whew, looks like we can keep Andrew Garfield as a guy crush! The Academy says the segment was cut due to logistics, not Andrew and that he tried to make it up to Batkid. "Andrew Garfield understood that his segment had to be omitted, and he drove to Disneyland on Monday to spend time with 5-year-old Miles Scott (Batkid) and his family," a new statement says.