Will Ferrell Confirms That Mugatu Will Return in ‘Zoolander 2’

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Earlier this summer Ben Stiller confirmed that he was “actively” working on the long-rumored Zoolander sequel, and it looks like Mugatu has confirmed his own involvement in the sequel too. According to Slash Film, Will Ferrell was recently asked about the sequel in an interview and said “We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it.” Justin Theroux, who played the evil DJ in the original film and was initially set to write and direct the sequel, also confirmed news of the script last month with Vulture, saying that “it looks like it actually might be starting to get up and running.” Theroux also said that directing duties will likely go to Stiller due to his own scheduling conflicts, which he added “would be awesome.”

Last year, Stiller dropped some hints on the Zoolander 2 plot as “about how the fashion world moves so quickly,” with the film starting “at a time when the whole world has moved on from Derek and Hansel because they’re so ancient history.” Slash Film reports that the sequel could be set in Europe with “Hansel experiencing ‘hard times’ after suffering a ‘disfiguring injury’ a la Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky.” In any case, this is the most promising Zoolander 2 news yet short of David Duchovny announcing his return as the wise hand model J.P. Prewitt.