Just seconds after the Zoolander 2 trailer premiered two weeks ago, a boycott was launched against Benedict Cumberbatch's transgender character All. A loud voice found the caricature highly offensive. Paramount seems to have answered back with the new international trailer, which once again prominently features All. This character isn't going anywhere, apparently. We'll let you decide for yourself if this is a good or bad thing.
Beyond that, the international pay-off trailer for Zoolander 2 brings plenty of new footage, all of which is pretty hilarious. We get to see where Derek has been hiding all these years. And his Blue Steel look seems to have lost all its power. We also get to see more of Will Ferrell's dastardly return as Mugatu, who seems more intent than ever on destroying the world. And he's going to start his revenge mission with a scalding hot cup of Latte in your face.
He was once the world's most famous male model. Even his looks were household names. Le Tigre. Magnum. And of course, Blue Steel. But that was a long, long, long time ago. Now, Derek Zoolander is back, and the world of male modeling has changed. Penélope Cruz stars as Montana Grosso. She recruits Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) to help stop a killer who is targeting the most beautiful people in the world. And this assassin is starting with Justin Bieber. All of the targets are dying with Derek's signature look. Blue Steel. And it is seen on the faces of such dead celebrities as Usher Raymond, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus.
Derek and Hansel are tasked with infiltrating the world of high fashion. It's a world they used to know. But not any more. The pair don't see this as their opportunity to save the beautiful people in the world. They see it as their chance to get back amongst the ranks, since a lot of room is being made, and some replacements are desperately needed. But now, the hunters are becoming the hunted in a insane sequel that takes the Zoolander legacy to a whole new crazy level.
This latest trailer offers a fresh look at Kristen Wiig as the new villain. She has teamed up with the only criminal mastermind who could be behind the entire assassination plot. Yes, Will Ferrell returns as Mugatu and he's gotten super buff. Along with his return alongside Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, Zoolander 2 is bringing back 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., with Penélope Cruz, Fred Armisen, Kyle Mooney,Justin Bieber, Olivia Munn and Billy Zane all coming aboard for the ride. Billy Zane is even playing himself, as he did in the original Zoolander.
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 latest sneak peek from Zoolander 2 as the world's greatest male model comes out of retirement to save the world!