Ben Stiller Drops Hints About an Early Zoolander 2 Plot
A lot of people like to dismiss Ben Stiller's classic comedy Zoolander, but I think it's one of the actor's funniest movies. It's certainly the most reminiscent of his early 90's sketch comedy show. And it's definitely got the greatest scene filmed at a gas station ever (and there've been a lot of great gas station scenes throughout cinema). So me and about three other fans are looking forward to Zoolander 2, which Stiller has been teasing us with for many, many years (the original came out in 2001). Finally, in an interview with ScreenRush, he revealed some (un)likely plot details on the sequel, which still sounds a long way off.
Seemingly offering up ideas from the top of his head, he said the sequel would be set ten years later, with a graying and bearded Derek Zoolander coping with the fact that he's no longer a professional model. Maybe he'll be running a modeling school, Stiller added with uncertainty (in addition to the The Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn to do Other Stuff Good Too, I hope). The only other characters he said would return were his son, Derek Jr., who'd now be about 10 or 11, and Hansel, the rival/fellow model played in the original by Owen Wilson. Sound like a sequel you'd want to see?
As a fan, I'd only want a Zoolander sequel if Will Ferrell, Jerry Stiller and Billy Zane were back as Mugatu, Maury Ballstein and Billy Zane, respectively. I actually wouldn't mind if Wilson didn't reprise his role, and I would be really grateful if Stiller could leave his real and fictional wife, Christine Taylor, out of this one.