https://sg.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/ferrell-confirms-zoolander-2-002339848.html http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/09/zoolander-sequel-will-ferrell-ben-stiller-mugatu 3 reasons a sequel to 'Zoolander' is a really, really, ridiculously good thing By: Mike Foss September 16, 2014 12:58 pm ET (Paramount Pictures ) The sequel to 2001’s Zoolander has been developing for a really, really, ridiculously long time but it seems that it might finally be gaining momentum, according to Will Ferrell. “We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it,” Ferrell told The Hollywood Reporter. Ferrell played the villainous fashion designer Jacobim Mugatu in the first film. You may recall he invented the piano key necktie. The sad reality is that sequels are seldom a good idea, see: Caddyshack II, Blues Brothers 2000, The Hangover Part II, and every Star Wars film after 1983. Sequels, like comic book movies, continue to get made because a known entity, with a devoted fan base, and the promise of profit is simply irresistible. History tells us a second Zoolander is a terrible idea. History is wrong. Zoolander is going to be great, and this is why. 1. Ben Stiller is directing. Ben Stiller directs good movies. In addition to taking the helm of the first Zoolander, Stiller also was behind Reality Bites, The Cable Guy and Tropic Thunder. Paired once more with writer Justin Theroux (who cowrote Tropic Thunder with Stiller), Stiller is aligning himself with the people who have helped him make great movies before. (Paramount Pictures) 2. The original cast is returning. Do you know why Caddyshack II was terrible? There was no one from Caddyshack left. If you take out Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bill Murray, the remaining footage of Caddyshack involves a floating Baby Ruth bar. The Zoolander sequel is making no such mistake. Stiller and Ferrell are back, and Owen Wilson is returning. The key three ingredients which made the first film work are all involved. 3. It’s been 13 years in the making. The Zoolander sequel has been batted around for the better part of a decade, aging like fine wine. It wasn’t going to happen, and then it was, and then it wasn’t again. The truth is, this movie could have never been made and fans wouldn’t have minded. The fact that Stiller and Co. continued to keep the idea alive for 13 years speaks to how passionate they feel about it. You’re not going to spend 13 years keeping a project afloat just for fun. All of the elements to make the second Zoolander film successful are in place. Sure, the potential of failure still exists, and there is also that belief of some aboriginal tribes that the camera steals a piece of the actor’s soul. But how many abodiginals made a sequel to a movie about male modeling? Think about that. Ben Stiller, Movies, Zoolander, Culture Be friends with For The Win.