Once the request went out, thousands of volunteers, city officials, businesses and supporters rallied to turn San Francisco, California into " Gotham City " — the fictional home city of Batman — on November 15, for one of the largest and most elaborate Make-A-Wish projects ever staged. Retrieved January 4, Robinson, 51, was coming home from a car show when police said his "custom-made" vehicle had engine trouble, The Washington Post reported. He estimated that he lost 5 to 6 pounds in water weight while sweating inside the Batman suit, The Post reported. And they always won in the end.
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Avengers - Team Up. Ben 10 Alien Maker. Hooded hero nabs Riddler, rescues damsel in distress. Miles Scott is a cancer survivor from Tulelake , in northern California near the border of Oregon. They were crimefighters and saviors. And they always won in the end. Organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation ,  the San Francisco Greater Bay Area chapter,   the event was aided throughout by a social media plan created by a marketing agency. Miles was told he was just going to visit San Francisco to pick up a costume so he could dress like Batman ;  instead, he found himself to be the sidekick helper to an actor dressed as the superhero.
He left Union Square in a ' Batmobile ' with police escort,  and soon was on the scene of a damsel in distress , who was tied up on the train tracks of the San Francisco historic cable cars in the Russian Hill neighborhood.
His next exploit was to aid in stopping The Riddler from robbing a bank vault in the financial district. His final adventure was presented to him by a flash mob dance performance of Journey's " Don't Stop Believin' ," which directed him to chase after another villain, The Penguin , who drove out of the Union Square car garage with the San Francisco Giants ' mascot Lou Seal tied up in a convertible Bentley.
After a chase through the cable car, The Penguin exploded a flash pot after saying, "I hope you like traps! They slid down the park slides, finding The Penguin's "lair", and then chasing him down to the mini-Baseball diamond in the stands.
Batkid freed Lou Seal and Batman chased The Penguin, ultimately capturing him and handing him over to officers from the S. At the end of the day Batkid was taken to SF City Hall where the largest of the crowds gathered in the thousands for a rally. He was given the key to the city by San Francisco mayor Ed Lee. Attorney Melinda Haag "unveiled" indictments for both the Riddler and the Penguin with conspiracy charges.
Director John Crane and crew of 12 staged and captured all of the action using three primary cameras, Go Pros, and roving cameras. The events were live video blogged by the San Francisco Chronicle , the largest newspaper of the city. Television crews followed the events, including CNN.
There were , tweets on the day of the event, using either the batkid or SFBatkid hashtag on Twitter. The San Francisco Chronicle as the Gotham City Chronicle released a special edition paper in honor of the events with the headline "Batkid Saves City," and articles written by fictional Batman-related journalists Clark Kent Superman's alter ego and Lois Lane his journalism partner and sometimes love interest.
The documentary film, Batkid Begins , chronicles the events of the day, and Miles Scott's life since that day occurred. Dana Nachman and Liza Meak produced the film, which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival ,  and was released theatrically on June 26, In January , it was announced that Julia Roberts will produce and star in a feature adaptation of the documentary Batkid Begins titled, " Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World.
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Dec 07, · A new study finds that kids dressed as characters like Batman perform better when asked to complete boring tasks. This creative idea just may . Aug 17, · A Maryland man who dressed up as Batman to visit sick kids was struck by a car and killed after his batmobile-like black vehicle broke down on I Sunday night. Children aged maintain better focus and are less easily distracted while performing boring tasks when dressed up as superheroes.