The documentary Batkid Begins, telling the story of 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, will be released in theaters nationwide on June 26.
The documentary chronicles the events of Nov. 15, 2013, when San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill Miles’ dream of being Batman.
The foundation only expected a few hundred people to show up to cheer on Batkid as he and Batman captured Penguin and the Riddler, but instead a crowd of around 14,500 people came to lend their support. President Obama used Vine to thank Miles for his great work in defending Gotham, the stars of TV’s Arrow thanked him for giving them a night off, and San Francisco mayor Ed Lee gave Miles a key to the city.
The young superhero fan has been fighting leukemia since he was a year old, but has been in remission after three years of extensive treatment. His family chose to reach out to Make-A-Wish when he neared the end of his treatment.
“This wish has meant closure for our family and an end to over three years of putting toxic drugs in our son’s body,” Miles’ mother, Natalie, said in a statement. “This wish has become kind of a family reunion and is our celebration of his treatment completion.”
Batkid Begins includes exclusive interviews with Miles and his family, as well as the individuals who helped make his dreams come true.