Zoolander 2 is primed for a mid-February 2016 release, and has been building up steam ahead of its premiere through a series of cheeky promotional advertisements and a feature length trailer that has become the most viewed preview for a studio comedy of all time. Since the eponymous character’s inception in the original film from 2001, writer-actor-director Ben Stiller’s Derek Zoolander has since become synonymous with a certain brand of self-effacing satire of the fashion world, all while sporting the now infamous Blue Steel look.
Currenly, many Derek Zoolander fans may be wondering whether Stiller’s long-awaited sequel will live up to its promise, as the hype surrounding a well-beloved property such as this one can serve to outweigh the finished production’s inherent potential. Either way, the film’s titular fashionista certainly isn’t shy when it comes to courting the spotlight, as can be seen in the latest bit of pre-release material.
As a part of the “73 Questions” video series produced by Vogue, Stiller appears in character at a fabricated apartment fictively belonging to Derek Zoolander in New York City to answer the segment’s featured queries. His answers are equal parts hilarious and quaintly surprising, as the character betrays himself to be just as socially ignorant and culturally unaware as ever – something that will come as a relief and a boon to those who have been following his antics since his big screen debut.
If the actual film can live up to some the spontaneity displayed in Stiller’s performance as seen above, then fans of Derek Zoolander will be in for a real treat when they go to see Zoolander 2 in theaters, as it would appear that everything is still in place in regards to the basic psychology behind the fan-favorite, comedy character. Again, this latest bit of promotional material is as tongue-in-cheek as ever, and is careful when it comes to divulging any material directly related to the film, while alternatively providing viewers a sneak peek of where they can expect to find the character in the sequel proper.
Stiller’s forthcoming comedy sequel will certainly be a topic of conversation within the entertainment industry when the film finally sees theatrical release in just under a month. As such, Zoolander 2 is sure to garner a crowd around its featured satire, though it remains to be seen whether or not the property will retain the absurd edge that made it a fan favorite franchise in the first place.
Zoolander 2 will open in U.S. theaters on February 12th, 2016.