Can Zoolander 2 reach the same iconic status as the original, or will it be more like Anchorman 2? It’s too soon to tell, but some new clips from the film have arrived to give us a better idea of what to expect. As Will Ferrell’s Mugatu is released from prison, Penelope Cruz’s Valentina is on the case of Justin Bieber.
One of the original’s best moments is when Mugatu throws his foamy latte in his assistant’s face, and that’s recreated in the first of the two, including their hilarious exchange of looks that follow. Moviefone debuted the scene, while Paramount’s international YouTube channel revealed Cruz’s moment as an agent of Interpol’s fashion division. Though Derek and Hansel still don’t know much about her, Hansel trusts her because she’s hot.
Watch the clips below.
These clips come after the release of the film’s final trailer, which flaunts “Relax,” the song that transformed Derek into an assassin; Justin Theroux’s return as the nefarious DJ; a nod to the orange frappuccino car scene from the first, this time with more selfie action; and more shenanigans between the simple-minded Derek and Hansel. Hopefully, there’s enough new material in Zoolander 2 that’s not just a repurposing of old gags. So far, there’s way more of that based on the marketing alone. Who knows? Perhaps the studio is saving the best surprises for the film itself. We’ll have to wait and see.
The really, really, ridiculously informative synopsis reads, “3% Body Fat. 1% Brain Activity,” but Zoolander 2 follows an investigation into the killings of the world’s most beautiful people with all of the victims dying with one last Blue Steel look. The sequel brings back Christine Taylor as Matilda Jeffries and Billy Zane as himself, while the list of newcomers includes Justin Bieber, Fred Armisen, Olivia Munn, Ariana Grande, Kristen Wiig, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Cyrus Arnold as Derek’s son.
The film will hit theaters on February 12th.