The first trailer has arrived for Paramount Pictures' highly-anticipated sequel Zoolander 2, starring Ben Stiller as the infamous male fashion model Derek Zoolander. According to a number of Twitter users, the trailer was attached to prints of Paramount's Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, which hit theaters today. Unfortunately, the trailer doesn't feature any actual footage from the movie, but we do get a look at Derek Zoolander, who gets confused by different versions of the sequel's title.
No official plot details have been released yet, but the comedy movie also stars Owen Wilson as Hansel, Will Ferrell as Mugatu and Christine Taylor as Matilda Jeffries, who married Derek Zoolander at the end of 2001's Zoolander. New cast members include Penélope Cruz, Cyrus Arnold as Derek's son, Billy Zane, Fred Armisen, Kyle Mooney, Kristen Wiig, Olivia Munn and international pop star Justin Bieber. Production on Zoolander 2 started this April in Rome.
Ben Stiller is also directing Zoolander 2 from a screenplay by Justin Theroux. The screenwriter previously wrote Tropic Thunder, which Ben Stiller both starred in and directed. Justin Theroux also had a small acting role in the original Zoolander, playing an "Evil DJ," but it isn't known if he also has a role in this sequel.
Zoolander 2 is slated for release on February 12, 2016, which puts it up against 20th Century Fox's Deadpool, the studio's highly-anticipated superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds, and Warner Bros.' romantic comedy How to Be Single, starring Lily Collins, Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson. While the original Zoolander wasn't a box office smash when it hit theaters in 2001, it earned a respectable $60.7 million from a $28 million budget. The comedy became a cult classic in the years that followed, with fans clamoring for a sequel ever since.
It remains to be seen how long it will take for a full trailer for Zoolander 2 to emerge. Deadpool, which hits theaters on the same day as Zoolander 2, is debuting its red band trailer this coming Tuesday, so perhaps fans can expect a full trailer sooner rather than later. While we wait for an official announcement regarding the full Zoolander 2 trailer, take a look at the teaser below.