On November 15th, 2013, a five-year-old boy’s wish to become a superhero inspired the world, as San Francisco was turned into Gotham City for a day and young Miles Scott was transformed into Batkid. Miles’ story, made possible thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation, became an inspirational and viral hit, and is now the subject of what may prove to be the biggest superhero film of the year: a new documentary titled Batkid Begins.
Donning a cape and cowl, Miles set out with an adult Batman companion (who was tasked with driving the Batmobile) to take on several famous DC Comics villains, like the Riddler and Penguin, to save
San Francisco Gotham City. The event became a social media phenomenon and garnered over 2 billion participants from around the world (as well as 25,000 locals who cheered Miles on).
Batkid Begins will hit select theaters on June 26th, 2015. For now, check out the trailer above and let us know what you think of it in the comments section.