For more than a decade Ben Stiller has promised Blue Steel fans a “Zoolander” sequel, but recently, the actor revealed the script is “not quite coming together.”
“We have a script, as we’ve had for a little while, and it’s not quite coming together right now, but I hope it does,” Stiller told Collider. “I would like to do it at some point in the future.”
Last May, Stiller revealed a few plot details about the highly anticipated sequel. For Derek Zoolander and Owen Wilson’s Hansel, the modeling industry is proving a challenge, and Blue Steel just isn’t cutting it anymore. “Ten years is a thousand years [in the modeling industry]. They’re both totally out of it and have to start from scratch,” Stiller told Empire. “And then there are things set up at the end of the first movie that we’re able to build on, like Derek and Matilda have a son, and Mugatu went to jail. There’s a lot there, I’m excited about the idea of doing it. It feels like it’s getting close to going.”
Stiller also confirmed that Will Ferrell, who played Mugatu in the original, would be back for the second film.
“Will Ferrell is written into the script and he’s expressed interest in doing it. I think Mugatu is an integral part of the Zoolander story, so yes, he features in a big way,” Stiller said.
Hopefully, Stiller and co-writer Justin Theroux will find a way to make the script work. After all, isn’t that what The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too is for?
By Crystal Bell