The 'Zoolander 2' Teaser Takes Us Inside Derek's Brain & It's Really, Really Ridiculously Funny (VIDEO)

ben stillerHe's really, really, ridiculously good-looking -- and he's really, really back! That's right, the first trailer for Zoolander 2 is here, and believe us: It will put to rest any doubts you might have had that Ben Stiller would be able to reprise his role as everybody's favorite dim-witted supermodel.

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Of course, we barely see Ben Stiller in this trailer -- that famous crinkled Zoolander brow doesn't make an appearance until after a long, CGI-heavy intro about the origins of life (and hair dryers, and Starbucks cups), narrated by a very Stephen Hawking–sounding robotic voice. But once we DO see that famously handsome mug, it's clear that Stiller hasn't missed a beat. Check it out:

Wait a minute, hasn't it been, like, 15 years since the first Zoolander? How does Ben Stiller look exactly the same?? 

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Seriously, though, I have much higher hopes for this movie than I did at first, now that I've seen Stiller back in action, contemplating the nature of God, ugly people, and the like. The only thing is, this teaser doesn't tell us much about the movie in general: We don't get any glimpses of other cast members or hints as to what the plot might involve (unless the Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good has developed a much more complicated curriculum centered around the origins of the universe). Luckily, we do know a few things about what we can expect from the sequel already, like:

  1. Key players from the first movie will be returning, including Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, and Christine Taylor (Stiller's real-life wife).
  2. Quite a few huge stars have signed on to join as new cast members, including Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Olivia Munn, Billy Zane, Willie Nelson, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian (?!). 
  3. Derek Zoolander's son, Derek Zoolander Jr. (just a pouty-faced babe at the end of the first flick), will play a more prominent role this time around, with actor Cyrus Arnold cast in the role. Here's an on-set shot of the two Stiller shared on Instagram:

Meet @cyrusarnold. Son of Derek. #Zoolander2

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Can't wait to see how this one unfolds!! (Personally, I hope it involves Zoolander and his crew fighting an epic interstellar battle against Mugatu and his army of alien fashion bots (including Kanye, Kim, and the Biebs). Hey, it could happen!

 

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