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Justin Theroux talks ZOOLANDER 2

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
October 11th, 2010

One of the more interesting panels at this year’s New York Comic-Con came thanks to Universal and their upcoming David Gordon Green film, YOUR HIGHNESS.

Starring James Franco and Danny McBride, the true scene-stealer, at least when it came to the footage that we were lucky enough to lay our eyes on, was without a doubt Justin Theroux.

Well, the writer/actor/director recently chatted with MTV, and talked about not only YOUR HIGHNESS, but also the long talked about return of one of film’s most beloved models, Derek Zoolander.

He mentioned that the ZOOLANDER 2 script, which he and star Ben Stiller have been penning together, is in "good shape right now. I'm feeling very optimistic about it. We're doing a few little tweaks before we submit it, but I'm very hopeful that I'm going to be working on that soon.”

As it should be.

While I’m not a massive fan of Ben Stiller, or much if any of his recent work, ZOOLANDER is far and away one of my favorite comedies, and according to Theroux, we may even be seeing the return of the famous Jacobim Mugatu, played brilliantly by Will Ferrell.

"Fingers crossed, anything is possible in Hollywood, but I think you're going to see Mugatu. We are planning on seeing Mugatu. There are a couple new villains that step onto the stage, which we are all very happy about. And yes, Jonah is the inspiration for one of them,” (actor Jonah Hill is going to be the film’s main villain).

Count me in. I’m far from a fan of much of the cast here, particularly Hill and Ferrell, but I do really love the character of Mugatu, and the idea of seeing him back on the big screen has me more than interested in this project.  Hopefully everything can fall into place, because this is one sequel I wouldn’t mind seeing.

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