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Watch: 6 Batkid Begins Clips

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Check out six clips below from the Batkid Begins documentary.

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On one day, in one city, the world came together to grant one 5-year-old cancer patient his wish.  

The documentary “Batkid Begins” looks at the “why” of this flash phenomenon.  Why did the intense outpouring of spontaneous support for a child reverberate around the world and become one of the biggest good news stories ever?  The film explores what happens when an event goes viral, and reveals surprising truths about what happens when a nerve is touched in our digital society.  Will the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfill its mission to help Miles reclaim his childhood after battling disease for more than half his short life? 

In the end, the film leaves audiences to decide: did Miles need the world for inspiration?  Or did the world need Miles?

Dana Nachman directed “Batkid Begins” and also produced the documentary with Liza Meak.  The film was written by Nachman & Kurt Kuenne.  Ian Reinhard & John Crane served as executive producers.  Behind the scenes, the directors of photography were Don Hardy and Naomi Ture; the editor was Kurt Kuenne; and the lead animator was Rob Simmons.  Dave Tweedie and Helen Jane Long composed the music.

“Batkid Begins” premiered at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival and has since been applauded at film festivals across the country, winning Audience Awards for Best Documentary at the Cinequest, Omaha, Dallas, Ashland, and Rincón International Film Festivals.  It has also been an official selection at the Bentonville and Chicago Critics Film Festivals.

New Line Cinema presents a KTF Films Production, a Dana Nachman film, “Batkid Begins.”  The film will be distributed in limited release on June 26, 2015, by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.  This film has been rated PG for some mild thematic material. 

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Watch: New Batkid Begins Trailer

A new trailer has been released for the Batkid Begins documentary and can be watched above.

Batkid Begins follows young leukemia patient Miles Scott’s journey of becoming the Dark Knight and San Francisco’s transformation into Gotham City at the hands of the Make A Wish foundation and thousands of people.

The documentary features  interviews with participants in the event, including Eric Johnston, who played Batman, as well as Miles’ mom and dad.

USA Today notes Miles, now age 6, is cancer-free and plays Little League and remains confident that he saved the city.

A Batkid movie starring Julia Roberts is also in development.

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Batkid Begins is a dumentary that takes you back to November 15th, 2013, the day San Francisco turned into Gotham City, and the day the internet was nice. More than a billion people took to social media to cheer on BatKid, even President Obama! In all, the #SfBatKid and #BatKid hashtags reached more than 1.84 Billion people on Twitter and Instagram. This wish and this little caped crusader resonated with so many people, including us, and we wanted to find out why.

Batkid Begins hits select theaters on June 26th.

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Batkid Begins Gets A Summer Release Date

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The Batkid documentary about five-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott’s transformation into the Dark Knight now has a release date.

Following a crowd-sourcing fundraising campaign, Batkid Begins will be released in select theaters on June 26th.

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Batkid Begins is a documentary that takes you back to November 15th, 2013, the day San Francisco turned into Gotham City, and the day the internet was nice. More than a billion people took to social media to cheer on BatKid, even President Obama! In all, the #SfBatKid and #BatKid hashtags reached more than 1.84 Billion people on Twitter and Instagram. This wish and this little caped crusader resonated with so many people, including us, and we wanted to find out why.

A Batkid movie starring Julia Roberts is also in development.

Batkid Begins trailer:

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Julia Roberts To Star In Batkid Movie

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Batkid is coming to the big screen courtesy of Julia Roberts.

Oscar-winner Julia Roberts closed a deal to produce and star in an adaptation of the Batkid story, which saw young leukemia patient Miles Scott transformed into Batman fighting crime on the streets of Gotham (San Francisco) with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Julia Roberts is said to be remaking the Batkid Begins documentary which will also see the director of the documentary, Dana Nachman, onboard as executive producer.

“It’s thrilling to me that Ms. Roberts and her team watched our film and were so moved by it that they want to dedicate their time and creative capital to make sure the widest audience possible will know and love Miles’ story and the spirit of this intimate special event that went global, as much as we do,” Nachman said, reports Deadline.

Star Wars and Indiana Jones poster artist Drew Struzan recently came out of retirement to do a poster for Miles and Batkid as well (pictured above). 

Batkid Begins premieres tomorrow at Slamdance in Park City, UT.

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Watch: Batkid Begins Behind-The-Scenes Video

Check out a behind-the-scenes video for the Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World documentary, which premiers at the Slamdance Film Festival.

The documentary follows leukemia patient Miles Scott’s transformation into the Dark Knight with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Batkid took over the streets of Gotham (San Francisco) fighting the likes of the Riddler, the Penguin and the Joker back in November 2013.

The Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World documentary was put together through crowd-sourcing with Award-winning filmmaker Dana Nachman behind the project.

As Deadline notes, the Batkid documentary even brought out Star Wars and Indiana Jones poster artist Drew Struzan out of retirement to do the following poster for Miles.

For more about Miles and Batkid, visit BatkidBegins.com.

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Batkid Begins Trailer

Last November saw the city of San Francisco changed into Gotham City for Miles Scott, a young boy who was diagnosed with leukemia at an early age.

Little Miles was transformed into Batkid and took over the streets of Gotham fighting the likes of the Riddler, the Penguin and the Joker, with the help of the Make A Wish Foundation.

Now a documentary is being made about the event.

Award-winning filmmaker Dana Nachman is taking Miles Scott’s Batkid story and creating a feature-length documentary, which is being funded by crowd-sourcing from IndieGoGo.

Check out the Batkid Begins trailer:

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Andrew Garfield Oscars Meltdown Rumored To Be Cause Of Batkid Snub

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The events surrounding Andrew Garfield’s appearance and no-show at the Oscars continue to evolve.

First it was reported that Chris Evans had been brought in to replace Andrew Garfield who no-showed the Oscars.

Then a second report stated the Oscars cut the segment because they felt it wasn’t coming together.

Now the latest has it that Andrew Garfield had a meltdown at the Saturday rehearsals which saw the actor storm off leaving 5-year-old Miles Scott, Batkid, devastated.

The segment is reported to have featured Andrew Garfield appoint Miles Scott as Batkid.

The new information comes from the NY Post’s Page Six, which also explains this as the reason for Chris Evans appearing at the Oscars at the last minute.

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.

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.

Garfield was such a spoiled brat that he didn’t even want to be a presenter. The academy had to call Captain America star Chris Evans to sub at the last minute.

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Oscars Has Enough Time For Pizza & Selfies But Not For Batkid & Andrew Garfield

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It seems the Oscars had enough time to dish out pizza and selfies, but no time for Batkid and Andrew Garfield.

Sunday saw the the Oscars feature a “hero” theme with Chris Evans, Jim Carrey and Sally Field introducing various segments,

Reportedly, Chris Evans filled in for Andrew Garfield who was said to be a no-show.

However, there looks to be more to the story.

Batkid, the five-year-old that had Leukemia, and who the Make A Wish Foundation transformed San Francisco into Gotham City, was invited to the Oscars and participated in a rehearsal on Saturday with Andrew Garfield.

For some reason the Oscars scrapped it.

“I don’t know if they ran out of time, or if there was something about the segment they didn’t like,” Natalie Scott, Miles’ mother, told IBT Times. “It got pulled so quickly that we didn’t have a lot of insight into what was going on.”

Batkid was all set to appear and even had his own Tuxedo, which added to the disappointment.

“Well, kind of… We had gone all the way down there, and he went through the rehearsal and he had a fancy tux and was all ready for it,” she said.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, insiders stated the segment was cut because it wasn’t coming together.

“Basically, because of the fluid nature of live TV production, ultimately the segment didn’t work,” an Academy spokesperson said.

Update: A second report is stating Andrew Garfield is the cause of the snub.

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Mark Hamill AMA: Talks Star Wars, Luke With A Beard, Vs. Batman, Joker & More

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Mark Hamill participated in a fan QnA AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit where the actor talked about Star Wars, Luke vs. Batman, The Joker and whether or not Luke will have a beard in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Hamill did the AMA to bring awareness to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as fans can enter for a chance to visit the Skywalker Ranch and meet George Lucas and Mark Hamill.

Below are some of the more interesting questions and answers. Check out Omaze.com to enter to win the Skywalker Ranch visit and meet and greet.

Mr. Hamill, when I was six, all I wanted to be was you (Luke) and save the galaxy in my starfighter. Who was your hero when you were six?

I used to watch superman on TV, and i loved the idea of flying. i used to wonder if i wanted to fly like superman or peter pan. Peter Pan looked like it was more fun, superman was so bolt straight. And i loved Zorro, the old Disney Zorro. What is it with guys with secret identities who go out and fight crime? And James bond. I loved all that stuff.

Older Luke Skywalker: beard or no beard?

Well based on what has gone before, I have a feeling it’s beard, but I have no confirmation of that. My wife said if you grow a beard, you’ll cover up your cleft chin. That’s not something that occurred to me. But I can only guess. I’ve never read any of the novelizations or anything but someone said to me, ‘you’re married, you have children.’ Based on Obi-Wan I would have guessed I’d be living in an igloo or something. He was more spiritual, he didn’t have a wife or children. And when you find out one of the only eligible women in the galaxy is your sister, it really cuts down on your odds of hooking up with anyone. But that’s not what these movies are about. The charm of the trilogy is it appeals to the child in all of us. It goes back to playing in your backyard. It’s very primal, it’s good versus evil, a high sense of adventure.

This is an intensely personal question I’ve often thought about asking you. You are going to be immortal, man. Long after all of us are dead, the image of you as Luke Skywalker will be like Superman, or Harry Potter, or Gandalf, or Jesus. Even if the films are remade, your depiction of Luke will always be a spectre over whomever is playing him. Are you humbled by this? Terrified? Typecast? Would you rather be known as a fictional character or the person portraying him?

Great question. Well, I’m all those things. I’m certainly humbled. But’s hard to really wrap one’s head around. I didn’t get into this business to be famous, I got in because I really like communicating. I wasn’t even sure I was going to be an actor. So I look at that as Luke, not really as me. Luke is immortal and I’m just an actor who got the honor to play him. You just have to just stay focused on what challenges you and what inspires you. And that’s why I went to Broadway because I thought I’d get to explore new things. I’m not really somehow who goes back and re-watches old stuff I’ve done. I haven’t seen any of the films since they were in the theater – originals or prequels. I thought the prequels are amazing by the way. If we were a garage band, they were a philharmonic. As George said, Star Wars is the most expensive small low movie ever made. Sorry, I think I got off on a tangent on this question.

Hi Mark! Possibly stupid question: Do you find yourself at home trying to move things with the force? Example: TV remote across the room. I ask this because I have done this many times hoping it would finally move. It hasn’t. Yet.

That’s the thing, that’s what fairy tales are made of. You wish you could do all these things, fly like Peter Pan, telekineses i think it’s called. You should always believe. Don’t go through life being skeptical. One thing that makes the films distinct is how optimistic they are. The philosophy is very uplifting and very positive. it was a way to approach the subject of spirituality without knocking you over the head with it. The force could be religion, science, magic. I love that people can make what they want of it, and that they could find courage in their life. I’ve heard so many stories about what a positive thing it’s been for people. Keep trying to make that remote lift, never give up. One day it will happen.

What is your favorite thing about working with the Make A Wish Foundation?

I love the feeling that you can give something back, bc you’ve been so fortunate in your own life. Working with MAW you feel like, gee, my real career feels so trivial in comparison. It makes you wish you could do that charitable activity all the time. I love this organization. I’ve helped them over the years, but they’ll never be able to top Batkid, that was the most amazing feel good story. The way the community turned out. it’s something you can go to when you’re feeling particularly depressed about how rotten people are, usually when your’e watching politics. Then Batkid comes along. The mayor, the sports icons, rescuing the lady that was tied up, it was just too much. It was amazing. That kid couldn’t have been cuter if it was a cartoon that Disney drew. If you’d like to help me support Make A Wish, and win a chance to tour Skywalker Ranch and hang out with me in LA, you can enter here: http://www.omaze.com/experiences/starwars. It only takes $10.

Hi Mark. I am a wish grantor for make-a-wish. Thank you for what you are doing for the org and kids. If you could change one scene from the original trilogy what would you change and why?

There was a scene at the beginning of the first movie that was cut out. When you’re first introduced to [Luke] he’s on the farm and he sees the Robots, when R2 and C3PO eject he races to the club, and you see what his life is like on Tataouine. This beautiful actress calls him wormy. I loved it bc you saw that he wasn’t well liked by his peers, and he bumps into Garrick Hagon, and Luke is really excited bc he has joined the empire, and Luke is so anxious to get off the farm and find his lot in life. He’s thrilled that Biggs has joined the Empire, and feels as soon as he’d get the chance he’d join the rebel alliance. this shows that Luke is apolitical, and joining the empire is even attractive to him. They changed to get to the plot faster, so now it goes straight to the 4th scene. The only place you can see it is the novelization of the screen play. With all the tweaking and adaptations, why not put it in to add detail to the story that’s not there?

The age old question. Who would win in a fight: Batman, Luke Skywalker, or Skips?

Well you know Batman is physically much more formidable, but Luke has that Jedi magic, maybe he’d use mind tricks. I hope it would never come to that, because I think I’d have a hard time beating someone like Batman. My only hope would be mind tricks or running and hiding.

Question: Was Yoda just as wierd IRL? 😉

I never thought of him as weird, he was unexpected, because the audience and Luke both thought a Jedi Master must be 6’5″ with a formidable physical presence. But that was the whole point, he was a little toad like creature. Frank Oz and the people who imbued him with life were spectacular, I loved that whole experience. I could tell it was a monumental character to be introducing in the 2nd installment, I loved it. The minute I looked at him, he was real to me. You notice that with small children, the puppeteer isn’t hiding what he’s doing but the kids are zeroed in on Oscar or Grover or whoever, again its that childlike ability to believe and I never want to feel like I lose that. I was marveling at what a breakthrough puppet it was with the movement and the way they could build something like this, but if it hadn’t been for Frank Oz and Larry Kasdan writing that script it would have been a much different story. And I loved Yoda and still do.

Did you get to keep any props or memorabilia from filming Star Wars?

I kept something from each film. From the first I kept my boots. I had to ask for them, I didn’t just take them! I kept the stormtrooper helmet that I rescued Princess Leia in. The ones that were commercially made last much longer. I have little bits and pieces from each of the movies. I would never think of selling these things. I saw they were auctioning my pants from the first film for $44,000! They were just bleached out levis with the pockets ripped out. There were multiples made for me and my stunt double. That seemed like a really steep price.

Are you still upset that you weren’t able to pick up those power converters?

I get ribbed for that line because it was so whiney. And I remember at the time, I had to make it as juvenile as possible so that I can show how Luke matures later. So it should be embarrassing. It should be whiney and childish. But boy, has it come back to haunt me. I don’t think I ever got the chance to finally pick them up.

Apparently Carrie Fisher let it slip that you guys will be in Episode 7, any response?

How much are you allowed to tell us about your involvement in the upcoming starwars movies?

waves hand “You do not want to ask me any more Episode 7 questions.”

Haha. I’m not being coy, really. When I find something out, I’ll let everybody know. But nothing has been decided yet.

I loved you as Fire Lord Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender. In your voice acting, do you prefer to play villains or heroes? 

I just look for really good scripts, and I thought Avatar was so good that it was sure to be canceled. It seems a little too deep, a little too intelligent for the kind of cartoon I was used to. So I was really delighted when it found an audience and it showed that parents watch what their kids watch, and that a serious show that dealt with important issues could find an audience. Villains are more fun to play. When i first read Star Wars I wondered who was playing Darth, it sounded so fun to play. I loved playing the Joker because he’s used sparingly, you never get too much of him. And he creates havoc and then shows up 12 episodes later. I just hope its a good script. Not that i have a good eye for what’s popular. When i read the first script for The Regular Show i thought it was too weird for young people, it’s surreal. I didn’t think it had a chance but now it’s on its sixth season.

Hey Mark, welcome to Reddit, I’m a huge fan! Was it hard to keep the secret that Darth Vader was Luke’s father? I read you were one of the few people who actually knew this before the premier. Also, another question because it is my cake-day. Do you enjoy episodes 1-3? EDIT: Best Cakeday Ever!

Irvin Kirshner brought me aside, and said “I know this, George knows this, and you’ll be the third person who knows. If it goes out we’ll know you leaked it.” So i was terrified of being the one to ruin it. I remember when they screened it, Harrison turned around and said “I didn’t know that! Why the f*&^ didn’t you tell me?!” Im good at keeping secrets. Especially when the goal it to maximize the enjoyment of the audience. That’s why I’m worried about episode 7, they’re going after casting sheets! I’m someone who doesn’t want to know what I’m getting for my birthday. My sisters would go through the closets at xmas, and i hated that. Im trying to keep the surprises for the movies, not for the internet. I hate spoilers, I like being surprised. There’s a natural curiosity, and a competition to see who can reveal the most. I beg people, please lets keep it a surprise! Don’t you want to be surprised? I know I do.

How proud are you of the Star Wars Holiday Special? Did you know at the time of shooting it that it would turn out the way it did?

Oh yeah. I thought it was a mistake from the beginning. It was just unlike anything else in the Star Wars universe. And I initially said that I didn’t want to do it, but George said it would help keep Star Wars in the consciousness and I wanted to be a team player so I did it. And I also said that I didn’t think Luke should sing, so they cut that number. And now, I think we shouldn’t be ashamed of it. They should put on the extra of the DVD’s – it shows how incredibly fallible we are! At that same time, it did introduce Boba Fett in an animated sequence, so it’s significant in that respect. Plus Art Carney was in it, who is one of my favorite comedic actors of all time.

What’s the story behind how you got the role of voicing The Joker or how you got into voice acting in general?

Well I’d heard that they were going to do and the model for the campaigns would be the Max Fleischer Superman cartoons of the 40’s, and I’m a huge animation fan it knew it would be a much more sophisticated version. The gave me the part of Ferris Boyle in the first Mr. Freeze episode “Heart of Ice.” What I loved about it, I thought it was so melancholy and so deep. Paul Dini wrote it and later got nominated for an Emmy. So I did it and I think what happened was that they were surprised what a fan boy I was, and how much I knew about Batman. I asked all these specific questions referencing the early comics. So when they were doing the Joker auditions I think that played a big part as they asked me to audition. I thought no way would they have the person that played Luke Skywalker cast as the Joker – they are the quintessential extremes of good and evil. So I just assumed they wouldn’t hire me so I went in with no apprehension. And I had been doing Amadeus on Broadway for the year. And so I was experimenting with that laugh for Amadeus and I brought it to the Joker audition and it player really well. And I felt cocky when I left and thought “That’s the best Joker they are every going to hear – too bad they can’t hire me.” And then two weeks later when they called and said I got the job I immediately lost my confidence. And then my friend told me you’re pretty brave. And I said why is that? And he said I wouldn’t want to follow Jack Nicholson on anything. And then I got even more scared. But fear is a great motivator.

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Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund Draw Batkid!

Batkid has saved Gotham City from the likes of The Penguin, The Riddler and The Joker! 

And now Batkid gets his own comic book artwork!

Young Miles Scott became Batkid for a day thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation and thousands of volunteers as San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City. Miles Scott was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 18 months, which is thankfully in remission. Miles Scott’s special day saw him take down the Batman villains and save the day as well as being awarded the key to the city by the mayor and police commissioner.

Following that, Batkid also appeared on the Good Morning America show where he received the following artwork from Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund!

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Watch Batkid Defeat The Joker! Obama Thanks Him, Too! (Video)

Gotham City was saved by by the city’s newest hero – Batkid!

Young Miles Scott helped take down the likes of The Riddler and The Penguin in an epic event that saw the city of San Francisco transformed into the hometown of Batman for charity.

Miles Scott was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 18 months and his one dream was to become Batman for a day. Thanks to thousands and thousands of volunteers and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miles Scott’s dreams became a reality. Batkid was also awarded the key to the city by the police chief and the mayor.

However, one particular Batman villain happened to still be on the loose – The Joker!

Now thanks to Good Morning America Batkid is on it! GMA transformed their studios in NYC into the Batcave, and then they got the call that one of their own was taken prisoner by The Joker! 

Watch Batkid take down The Joker!

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Christian Bale Explains Batman Voice ( Video)

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Christian Bale has been doing the rounds promoting is latest movie Out of the Furnace in which he also talks about voicing Batman for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy.

MTV catches up with the actor where Bale offers his support for Batkid as well as mentions Ben Affleck will have to do his own thing.

Here’s the relevant text, and you can also check out the full video below. Regarding Bale’s Batman voice, I never had a problem with it as Batman does use a different more rough voice in the comics.

I got there. They put me in Val Kilmer’s suit. It didn’t even fit properly, and I stood in it and I went ‘I feel like an idiot.’ What kind of guy walks around, dressed like a bat? And is then going to go ‘Hello, how are you? Just ignore that I’m dressed as a bat.’ Of course, he’s meant to be doing this,” Bale said. “If you look at the history of the guy and the pain that he went through. I went ‘I can’t do this in a normal voice. I have to become a beast in order to sell this to myself. I went home that evening, and my wife said, ‘How’d it go?’ I went, ‘I kind of did this.’ And I showed her, and she went, ‘Oh, you f—ed that one up, didn’t you?’ Thank God they went for it.

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Christian Bale Offers Advice To New Batman Ben Affleck (Video)

Outgoing Batman, Christian Bale, has a bit of advice for the new Dark Knight, Ben Affleck.

Before we get to that, Bale first offers support for Batkid. Over the weekend, San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City for five-year-old Miles Scott who was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 18 months. The Make-A-Wish foundation answered the call enabling Miles Scott to don the cape and cowl becoming Batkid fighting crime and taking down the likes of the Riddler and Penguin.

Check out the video to see what advice Christian Bale offered Ben Affleck. It’s in regards to wearing the Bat suit.

Christian Bale can next be seen in Out of the Furnace.

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Christian Bale, Ben Affleck & Michael Keaton Support Batkid!

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Yesterday saw the city of San Francisco get transformed into Gotham City for five-year-old Miles Scott whose dream was made true by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to become Batman for a day.

Miles Scott was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of eighteen months, with the good news that he is currently in remission.

Thousands answered the call of the Make-A-Wish foundation and took part in Batkid saving Gotham City which saw Miles Scott put a stop to The Riddler and The Penguin. Batkid was also rewarded with the key to the city.

Stephen Amell and the cast of Arrow gave their support to Batkid as well, and now two former Batman actors and the current one offer more of the same.

Ben Affleck took to his Twitter offering, “Batkid. Best Batman ever.”

Vulture caught up with Christian Bale, who is no stranger to answering the call when needed as Bale visited the victims of the Aurora, CO shooting victims.

“Wasn’t that fantastic?” stated Bale. “I looked on the news and I saw this headline and thought, ‘What’s that?’ And I saw all the pictures of him running around and saving people. It’s so touching.” Bale continued with the actor described as being delighted by the news. “This little kid, oh my God — what a wonderful day for the little fella! It’s just fantastic, seeing all those people who were out there to support it.”

Michael Keaton weighed in on the news as well, and while he has yet to read up on it, is just as excited for the little guy.

“It’s the cutest thing in the world,” Keaton told TMZ. “It’s so cool.”

Check out the video of Michael Keaon for more:

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Stephen Amell And Arrow Have A Day Off Thanks To Batkid! (Video)

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Earlier today saw San Francisco get transformed into Gotham City for five-year-old Miles Scott whose dream came true to don the cap and cowl fighting crime as Batkid!

Miles was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of eighteen months, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation and San Francisco made his dream a reality as Batkid put a stop to The Penguin and The Riddler.

Now Stephen Amell, David Ramsey and Emily Bett Rickards offer their support for Miles Scott as Amell has released the following video from the set of Arrow. Thanks to Batkid – Oliver Queen, John Diggle and Felicity Smoak find themselves with nothing to do as Batkid has put a stop to all the bad guys!

“Thanks, Batkid!”

 

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San Francisco Transformed Into Gotham City For Batkid & Make-A-Wish

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Miles Scott, a five-year-old diagnosed with Leukemia, had a dream to become his favorite superhero, Batman, and fight crime.

That dream became a reality today thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and over 5000 volunteers as San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City.

Miles Scott’s day started out with an exclusive front page article in a special edition of the San Francisco Chronicle, which was written by none other than Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent.

From there, the police chief went on the local news asking for assistance from Batkid!

Batkid answered the call as Miles saved a damsel in distress as well as put a stop to the villain, The Riddler!

The Penguin’s plans were also thwarted by Batkid as the criminal mastermind attempted to kidnap the San Francisco Giants mascot!

Miles Scott was then presented with the key to the city on the steps of City Hall where the mayor and police chief thanked Batkid for saving their city.

The good news is that Gotham City is safe once again thanks to Batkid, and Miles Scott’s Leukemia is currently in remission.

You, too, can be the hero that Miles is by going to BeTheMatch.org, a website that matches bone marrow donors with leukemia patients.

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(Penguin image via San Francisco Police Dept.)