Just weeks after the first trailer arrived, Paramount Pictures has released two new character posters for Zoolander 2. While we don't get to see Derek Zoolander's poster quite yet, Yahoo! Movies has debuted character posters for the new character Valentina, played by Penélope Cruz and the returning supermodel Hansel, played by Owen Wilson. While Hansel is enjoying the perks of life as a fashion icon, Valentina is ready to spring into action on her motorcycle.
The sequel centers on Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson), who are recruited by Valentina (Penelope Cruz), an Interpol agent and former swimwear model, to stop a deranged killer who is targeting the most beautiful people in the world. The first trailer revealed that this assassin starts his killing spree with none other than pop star Justin Bieber, who was revealed in a set photo posted by star/director Ben Stiller back in April. Other celebrities this killer has bumped off include Usher Raymond, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus.
The supporting cast includes returning Zoolander stars Will Ferrell (Mugatu) and Christine Taylor (Matilda Jeffries), along with new additions such as Cyrus Arnold, Fred Armisen, Kyle Mooney and Kristen Wiig. The story is set a decade after the first comedy, with the story picking up after both Derek and Hansel have left the fashion world behind. Now they are tasked with saving the world's most beautiful people, but they'll be going up against one of their former friends.
The trailer introduced Kristen Wiig as the new villain. But she soon teams up with the only criminal mastermind who could be behind the entire assassination plot, none other than Will Ferrell's Mugatu. Billy Zane, who portrayed himself in the original cult classic, will return again as one of Derek Zoolander's good friends. The first trailer set a new record for comedy, with the footage amassing a whopping 52.2 million views in just one week.
Ben Stiller also directs the sequel from a script by Justin Theroux, who wrote the script for 2008's Tropic Thunder, which Ben Stiller also starred in and directed. Production took place earlier this year at Rome's famous Cinecittà Studios, with production spanning 12 weeks. Zoolander 2 will be going up against 20th Century Fox's superhero movie Deadpool and the Warner Bros. comedy How to Be Single on February 12, 2016. Take a look at the new one-sheets below, and stay tuned for more Zoolander 2 character posters.