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The Aussie superheroes assemble.

XLENT Events are an awesome company that rent out superhero and transformer impersonators. So we decided to make the most of it.

If you’re an avid follower of Digital Fox (if you’re not leave and don’t ever come back… Please come back), you would have noticed some behind the scenes action of our day filming with superheroes. We had Thor, Iron Man, Batman, Spider-Man. Even Deadpool popped down for a quick visit.

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Thor and Iron Man in the Digital Fox offices.

Yeh, real life superheroes just chill in Melbourne, who knew?

Okay, so they’re not actually superpowered beings from different planets (I know, I wouldn’t have believed it either). But holy moly, they are some incredible dopplegangers.

Put it this way. We were filming the superheroes playing some classic Aussie backyard cricket and we had people stopping to take photos of Thor, on the assumption that he was the real life sex machine that is Chris Hemsworth. And honestly, I can’t blame them. These guys’ jobs are literally to emulate their specific superheroes as realistically as possible.

If you’re wondering why we made superheroes play cricket…

We’re not just sadistic and enjoy seeing actors with layers of heavy clothing run around on a 30 degree day. Digital Fox is actually creating a short video series called If Superheroes Were Australian, which is basically exactly what it sounds like.

That being said, while I should have been working on the series, I spent most the day asking Batman to scream “WHERE ARE THEY?”. Because let’s be honest, the experience of working with superheroes is as novel and weird as it sounds.

Here I was, a friendly young lad, eating his lunchtime sushi surrounded by the very closest I could get to my real life comic book heroes. At times I genuinely had to remind myself that these were just regular dudes in cool costumes.

Who are XLENT events?

So you’re probably thinking that XLENT events are a pretty cool company. Their entire purpose is to rent out awesome superheroes for the grateful Australian superhero community. I guess you could say the company are actually superheroes in their own right (but not the ones we deserve?).

But they actually get cooler. Not only do they have the biggest and most realistic Transformers costumes you will ever see, they’ve actually got superhero cars as well. Yeh, you heard me. You can hire a muthufudging Batmobile.

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Go ahead, tell me this is the coolest thing you’ve ever seen. TELL ME. Source: Melbourne Transformers Facebook.

For more information on how to hire superheroes, Transformers and crazy cool cars from the team at XLENT events you can contact them here. They’re pretty wicked entertainment for parties and events, and impressing people you don’t like by rocking up to their houses in a real life Batmobile.

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Writer, musician, professional movie-ist. Josh likes his films the way he likes his food: Preferably quite good.

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