Batkid is getting his own film.

Makes sense. If Ben Affleck gets to wear the suit in a movie, why not Batkid?

Batkid is, of course, leukemia survivor Miles Scott, who as a 5-year-old last year "saved Gotham" (i.e., San Francisco) as part of his Make-a-Wish Foundation dream wish.

According to Mashable.com, filmmaker Dana Nachman is making a documentary about Scott's big day that brought thousands out to the streets of San Francisco to watch him thwart the evil intentions of various villains (insert Board of Supervisors joke here) and save the city.

Miles Scott, 5, is cheered by the crowd at City Hall in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, as he is held by Batman. Miles is a leukemia survivor from
Miles Scott, 5, is cheered by the crowd at City Hall in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, as he is held by Batman. Miles is a leukemia survivor from Tulelake in Siskiyou County. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)

Titled "Batkid Begins," the documentary still needs money, although a trailer has aired at Comic-Con. Producers are trying to raise $100,000 to pay for aerial footage of San Francisco, a soundtrack, music licensing, editing and special effects, Mashable reports. So far, people have donated more than $47,000 on Indiegogo, with 23 days left in the campaign.

They should promise to not let George Clooney reprise the role of Batman. That would get it done in about a half-hour.

As you may recall, Batkid got praise from all over the nation. Even President Obama sent him a message.


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"One thing that struck me was how many people were holding up signs saying, 'Save Us, Batkid,' and I looked at those signs and I thought, 'You mean that literally,'" Mashable's deputy editor Chris Taylor says in the trailer. "In helping him to live this dream, we were saving ourselves. We wonder why we're not happy a lot of the time, and it's because we forget this sort of thing. But here was an event that forced us to remember."

Tony Hicks provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/thicks67.