No More Costumed Superheroes in Hollywood?


One of my favorite parts of Hollywood Boulevard was the ridiculous costumed superheroes that posed for photos near the Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Jimmy Kimmel regularly featured these performers on his show, and a documentary was even made about the characters called Confessions of a Superhero (watch it on Hulu for free).

Well it appears there will soon be no more costumed characters on the Walk of Fame, as Los Angeles police have launched an effort to clear the area of unlicensed Hollywood character impersonators, making a dozen arrests this week. In recent years some tourists and shop-owners have complained that the costumed characters had become more aggressive and pestered some of the tourists for money/tips. Arrests made over the past couple days include Spiderman, Catwoman, Batman, Scooby Doo, a Johnny Depp lookalike Jack Sparrow, Elvis, another Catwoman, and a few others

. After the jump, you can watch a video report from NBC LA which caught The Dark Knight being arrested on camera.
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Confessions of a Superhero Movie Trailer

Confessions of a Superhero

Matt Ogens’ documentary Confessions of a Superhero premiered at SXSW 2007, and is scheduled to be released in theaters courtesy of Arts Alliance America and Red Envelope Entertainment starting November 2nd 2007. You might recognize these characters from the Jimmy Kimmel show. They are a group of people who make their money dressed as superheroes, taking photos with tourists outside the Manns Chinese Theater. I really want to catch this film. Matt Dentler tipped us off to the film’s new theatrical trailer, which is available for your viewing after the jump.
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The 2007 South By South West Film Festival is in full force, and we have a round-up of the early buzz:
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