Chris Evans is my personal hero. Well, one of my personal heroes. He occupies exactly one third of my adoration, alongside that skinny Japanese dude who eats all those hot dogs and my parents who give me all types of money and food (grilled ribeye, parsnip puree, and chimichurri sauce. For a dude used to Quiktrip taquitos, that’s quite the smorgasbord!)
Well, Chris Evans was quite literally heroic during the Academy Awards, as he rescued the ceremony’s Superhero Tribute after fellow vigilante star Andrew Garfield fell ill. Well, that’s actually not true. According to reports, Garfield just kinda transformed into a giant prick after his rewrites weren’t accepted by the skit producers. Refusing to read their material, he bitched out of the entire event.
Oh, did I mention Garfield was not only meant to present the Superhero Tribute, he was also tasked with starring in a skit with that Batman Kid from the Make-A-Wish viral video. Garfield BAILED on that little dude! He literally shattered his dreams. I absolutely adored The Amazing Spider-Man, and defended Garfield’s performance to no end, but even I have a hard time enjoying the dude’s cinematic endeavors after this Hollywood hissy fit.
Well, Chris Evans, the real world embodiment American do-goodery as Captain America, answered the Academy’s request for help, and served as presenter for the tribute. Here’s the full breakdown.
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.