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?
Check out our picks for the 19 best comedy sequels of all time. Agree? Disagree? Got your own picks? Let us know in the comments!
Wayne's World 2
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
One of the funniest Christmas movies ever, too.
City Slickers 2
A sequel that might just be better than the original.
Hot Shots! Part Deux
Renegade pilot Topper Harley is back.
Toy Story 2 & 3
As heartwarming and amazing as the original.
There is a very strong argument for this being the best comedy sequel ever, as well as one of the best sequels of any film genre.
"Shrek 2" is just as good, if not better than the smash hit original. "Shrek 3" and "Shrek Forever" After also deserve honorable mentions.
It was always going to be tough to live up to the original 1994 cult classic, but "Clerks II" did a pretty good job of that.
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
Kevin McCallister is lost in New York this time.
The Naked Gun 2 & 1/2: The Smell Of Fear
Classic Leslie Nielsen.
Back To The Future II & III
"Back To The Future" is just one of the best trilogies ever, comedy or otherwise.
Crocodile Dundee II
C'mon, it's Paul Hogan.
The Pink Panther: A Shot In The Dark
We can never get enough Peter Sellers.
Rush Hour 2
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker did the first "Rush Hour" justice with this action-comedy.
Beverley Hills Cop II
Not as good as the original, but 80s Eddie Murphy can do no wrong.
Addams Family Values
The movie which introduced Pubert Addams to the family.
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay And A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
Harold and Kumar are a long way from White Castle in this one.
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
They give the Grim Reaper a wedgie. Enough said.
The Great Muppet Caper
The only Muppets movie directed by Jim Henson himself.