When the Academy announced the official list of presenters for the 2014 Oscars, Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield was on the list. A little over a week ago, Entertainment Weekly made a huge deal about an exclusive interview with Oscar Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan.
In the interview, EW quoted Meron as saying, “Andrew Garfield is going to be part of what we hope is a very moving moment in the show, which will illustrate the theme of how movies have inspired. He is going to induct a new superhero into the fraternity of superheroes.”
Since the induction was played up like it was going to be one of the most memorable moments of the Oscars, this quote got picked up by a number of other news sites including Comicbook.com, TheWire, and Digital Spy.
However, during the actual Oscars, Andrew Garfield didn’t appear as a presenter at all. Chris Evans introduced the movie heroes segment of the Oscars. We’re assuming that Evans was subbing for Garfield, since Evans wasn’t on the original presenters list.
The heroes segment included movie clips from several superhero movies, but no new superhero was inducted into the fraternity of superheroes. Several fans have been turning to social media asking why Garfield and the superhero induction segment did not appear on the show, but no answers have yet been provided.