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The Zoolander 2 trailer was out on the internet for a second

The hype machine for the upcoming Zoolander 2 has been revving up for a while now, starting with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson’s in-character runway appearance at Fashion Week this year, and continuing in the form of a variety of casting announcements ranging from “interesting” to “Justin Bieber.” But even a finely oiled machine hiccups sometimes, and the promotional push behind the Justin Theroux-directed movie glitched a little bit last night, when a teaser trailer for the sequel slipped online for a bit.

The video was quickly pulled—although not quickly enough, given that there are multiple copies of it floating around for the Google-savvy to snag—but focused on a little bait-and-switch, with a Stephen Hawking-esque voice waxing worshipful over the wonders of the human brain, before the camera pulled out to show that the undersized encephalon in question belongs to one D. Zoolander (Ben Stiller, still wide of eye and soft of voice.)


Given that the trailer is permanently out in the wilds of the internet now, it probably won’t be long until Paramount releases an official version. In the meantime, though, it should at least come as some comfort to fans of the original to know that his tenure as founder of The Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can’t Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too hasn’t changed the fact that the Blue Steel model—deeply flummoxed by punny titles and Roman numerals—is still, “so freaking stupid, it’s insane.”

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