When 5-year-old Miles Scott became Batkid as part of his Make-A-Wish fantasy, the city of San Francisco went completely over-the-top bananas.
In a good way.
Banners were made, crowds cheered, special newspapers were printed, and reporters came out in droves. Even President Barack Obama gave Miles a shout-out for thwarting the nefarious plans of supercriminals Riddler and Penguin.
Less publicized were the stories behind Batkid’s big day about the people who made it a reality, the actor who played Miles’ mentor and how the idea of letting a kid who beat cancer become a superhero went viral.
This 9-minute video, produced by the Make-A-Wish foundation, aims to give Batkid’s fans (and there are many) a look into the Batkid phenomenon. It also serves as a reminder that simple ideas can unite thousands.
If (when) Hollywood decides to reboot the Batman franchise, may we humbly suggest Miles be given a screen test? He’s definitely got Batman’s deep voice down cold. Check out his Christian Bale-like retort to the Riddler at around the 2:45 mark.
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- Arts Entertainment