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Join Will Ferrell To Beat the Record for Largest Gathering of Superheroes

By David Markland
Published: Monday, September 27, 2010, at 09:11PM
Megamind at Comic-Con 2010 Renee [Flickr]

Will Ferrell in his MegaMind costume at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Pull out your best spandex and join comedian Will Ferrell on Saturday morning at L.A. Live in an attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Superhero Gathering."

What is being billed as a promotion for the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film "MegaMind," out November 5th, sounds more like some sort of plot to contain all the world's superheroes all in one spot as part of a criminal mastermind's nefarious plan.

The event is "open to all caped crusaders wishing to join the fun," but according to Guinness rules, "all interested participants must arrive dressed as an easily recognisable superhero that has appeared in a published book, comic, television program or film."

Costumed superheroes should meet at L.A. Live at 8am, where they'll be served a "mega-breakfast" from hosts DreamWorks Animation before attempting to break the record at 10am.

1,501 participants will be needed Saturday to officially break the record. According to Guinness World Records official site, the current record for "Largest Superhero Gathering" is 1,500, claimed in August by the The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the current record.

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