It's been more than three long months since the first trailer for Paramount's highly-anticipated comedy sequel Zoolander 2 arrived, and fans have been deprived of any new material featuring supermodel Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and his rival Hansel (Owen Wilson) ever since. With the February 12, 2016 release date rapidly approaching, IGN and Fashionista have debuted two new posters, which bring these fictional icons back together and hint at a new Chanel-inspired title, Zoolander No. 2. Both posters feature the appropriate tagline "Long Time No Z."
As you may recall, the first trailer didn't actually feature any footage from Zoolander 2, merely showing Derek Zoolander getting confused about various versions of the sequel's title. Perhaps these posters could be leading up to the next trailer, but Paramount hasn't confirmed when we may see new footage. No plot details have been revealed yet, but we do know there will be plenty of familiar and fresh faces alike populating this follow-up.
Along with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, Zoolander 2 is expected to bring back Will Ferrell as Mugatu and Christine Taylor as Matilda Jeffries, who married Derek Zoolander at the end of the 2001 cult comedy hit. Cyrus Arnold has signed on to play Derek and Matilda's son, Derek Jr., alongside Penélope Cruz, Fred Armisen, Kyle Mooney, Kristen Wiig, Justin Bieber, Olivia Munn and Billy Zane. No details have been revealed for any of these characters, but it is believed that Billy Zane will play himself, as he did in the original Zoolander.
The story will take place a decade after the first film, with both Derek and Hansel forgotten by the fashion world, causing them to reinvent themselves. 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. Hopefully the release of these new one-sheets are a sign that the full trailer is just around the corner, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about the first footage. In the meantime, take a look at your favorite male models, Derek Zoolander and Hansel, in the new posters below for Zoolander 2.