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Make-A-Wish to make 5-year-old Batman, remake San Francisco as Gotham City

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5-year-old Miles, the Make-A-Wish kid set to become a superhero on Nov. 15, 2013.
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UPDATE: DC Comics joins efforts to turn 5-year-old Make-A-Wish kid into Batman

The Dark Knight looks a little smaller in this incarnation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is granting a 5-year-old's wish to become Batkid on Nov. 15, and they're doing it by giving him a Caped Crusader-sized adventure in San Francisco.

The boy, Miles, is battling leukemia. According to the foundation, he finds inspiration in superheroes, and they're bringing that inspiration to life.

They're going to have the San Francisco police chief ask if anyone knows where Batkid is, then send Batkid out with Batman (or a Batman-ish character) to help a city in need.

He's going to rescue a woman from the Hyde Street cable-car tracks in Nob Hill (wait, is Batkid a silent movie hero?). Then he's going to take down "the Puzzler," which we're guessing is their take on the Riddler.

After lunch, the police chief is going to send Batkid to the window where a crowd of volunteers is going to be seeking Batkid's help, warning them that Mr. P has kidnapped local mascot Lou Seal. He'll be able to see a convertible getaway car on Union Square and gets to have his very own car chase.

You can also be part of the adventure and joy of this sick child's day: they're looking for volunteers to be part of the volunteers warning Batkid from below about Lou Seal's kidnapping. Click here to sign up.

Batkid will capture Mr. P — the Make-A-Wish universe version of the Penguin — and finally head to City Hall, where San Francisco's real mayor, Ed Lee, will join the police chief in congratulating Miles and awarding him the key to the city. They're also asking for volunteers to be part of the crowd there; you can sign up right here.

There's no official DC Comics sponsorship mentioned in this wish, and Batman's name and the names of his villains were conspicuously removed from the press release, but we're guessing DC's not going to be seeking copyright infringement against the Make-A-Wish Foundation.