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"Batkid Begins" Documentary Coming to Theaters This Summer



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    Move over, Batman; a new kid in town is taking over the big screen this summer.

    "Batkid Begins," a documentary about San Francisco's daylong transformation into Gotham City in honor of a child with leukemia, opens on June 26.

    The film's star is six-year-old Miles Scott, now in remission from cancer. In a trailer that includes a cameo from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Scott was asked why Batman?

    "Because he's my favorite superhero," he answered.

    On November 15, 2013, the Make-A-Wish Foundation worked with the city of San Francisco and countless citizens to create a day of Batman-themed adventures for Scott to enjoy. According to USA Today, Batkid's story was followed by two billion people on social media.

    The film has been promoted with a poster designed by Drew Struzan, the artist behind the iconic posters for the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movie franchises.

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