Ben Stiller has not been shying away from his Twitter and Instagram pages as Zoolander 2 continues production. Last week, the director/star revealed that Cyrus Arnold is playing his son, Derek Jr., while also confirming that actress Penélope Cruz has joined the cast. The actor/director took to both his Twitter and Instagram pages today, to reveal that Billy Zane will be coming back for the sequel.
Billy Zane had an uncredited role in the original 2001 comedy Zoolander as himself, a good friend to male model extraordinaire Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller). Today's video showed Ben Stiller in character as Derek Zoolander, approaching someone assumed to be Hansel (Owen Wilson), as Derek asks how cool it would be if Billy Zane appeared in Zoolander 2. But as we get closer, it turns out to be Billy Zane in a Hansel wig, who says, "Yeah, it'd be great" if he came back.
Of course, it isn't known how large or small a role Billy Zane may have in the sequel, but he joins a cast that also includes Christine Taylor (Matilda), with Will Ferrell also expected to reprise his Mugatu role from the original comedy. Very little is known about the story at this point, but we'll be sure to keep you posted on any Zoolander 2 updates as production continues. In the meantime, take a look at Ben Stiller's brief video blow from tZoolander 2 set.