Ever since production started on Zoolander 2 last year, we knew that star/writer/director Ben Stiller was bringing back several of his original Zoolander co-stars. Owen Wilson is back as Hansel, alongside Will Ferrell's Mugatu and Christine Taylor's Matilda Jeffries, but there's one obscure character we didn't know was returning, until now. Paramount Pictures has released a final trailer for this comedy sequel, which reveals that Justin Theroux is back as the Evil DJ, who presents a new remix of the 1980s Frankie Goes to Hollywood classic "Relax." And he is joined by music heavy hitters A$AP Rocky and Skrillex.
In the original Zoolander, Justin Theroux had a small part as Evil DJ, who challenged both Derek Zoolander and Hansel to a break-dance showdown, set to the original "Relax." While he wasn't very well-known at the time, Justin Theroux went on to become both an accomplished actor and writer, starring in the hit HBO series The Leftovers and writing the scripts for Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2 and Rock of Ages. He also co-wrote the script for Zoolander 2 with Ben Stiller, Nick Stoller and John Hamburg.
Zoolander 2 centers on Derek Zoolander and Hansel, 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.
New additions to the cast for Zoolander 2 include Cyrus Arnold, Fred Armisen, Kyle Mooney and Kristen Wiig, who plays the new villain Alexanya Atoz. As we learn in the first trailer, she is soon teaming up with the only criminal mastermind who could possibly 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.
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 latest trailer below, and stay tuned for more on Zoolander 2.