We’re still a ways away from getting a solid sense of what Zoolander 2 will actually be about, as the sequel isn’t slated to hit theaters until February 2016, but a few photos and hints of what is in store have been trickling out over the last few months. There was that rather perfect runway gag that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson played up at Paris’s fashion week, and the announcement that the script for the sequel is penned by Stiller’s Tropic Thunder collaborator and all-around hilarious heartthrob Justin Theroux. On top of this, we now have a solid glimpse at what Zoolander’s progeny might look like, as Stiller posted a photo of newcomer Cyrus Arnold, who will play Zoolander Jr. in the sequel, and himself in Zoolander garb to Instagram earlier today.
Cyrus is known mostly for bit parts in television, including About a Boy and Richie Rich, but he has three major features coming up, including Zoolander 2 and Hardcore, which stars Sharlto Copley. There’s no real news as to how Cyrus’s character will fit into the comedic sequel, but at this point, any hints as to what to expect from one of Stiller’s more thoughtful and genuinely raucous comedic creations is worth gobbling up. Meanwhile, Stiller can be currently seen in Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young and recently appeared on Comedy Central’s Big Time in Hollywood, FL in a guest spot. Wilson will next be seen in No Escape, a dystopic actioner, and Masterminds, one of those comedies that looks as if it were created in the unwashed petri dish where Zoolander originated.
Zoolander 2 is set to be released February 26th, 2016. Check out the image from Ben Stiller’s Instagram below: