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Will Ferrell Sets Superhero Costume Record

In Celebs by , on Monday, October 04, 2010, 1:55 PM (PDT)
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That's a lot of tights in one place.

Will Ferrell doing something silly to promote a movie? Not so strange. But Will Ferrell gathering 1,500 people dressed as superheroes in order to break a Guinness World Record? Now that's how you kick off a film premiere.

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In a huge event organized to promote the release of the new Dreamworks animated comedy Megamind, Ferrell showed up to downtown Los Angeles on Saturday morning along with hundreds of fans and comic book geeks.

The goal -- to break the Guinness World Record for most people dressed in superhero costumes, which stood at 1,500 before Ferrell took a shot at it.

1,580 Supermen, Batmen and Wonder Women showed up.

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"You and you alone have broken the Guinness Book of World Records today, right now, and everyone in a Spiderman outfit wins a new car! No? Oh okay, I was mistaken," Ferrell joked with the crowd.

Ferrell's new film, Megamind, opens November 5th and also features the voices of Tina Fey and Brad Pitt. And even though it has star-power, from the looks of Saturday's gathering, the movie won't have a problem finding theater-goers.

"It’s very impressive that people would come out and have a great time and it’s a great kick-off for the movie," Ferrell said.

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