It’s that damn Hansel. He’s so hot right now.
On Friday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” actor Owen Wilson all but confirmed he would reprise his role as the easygoing male model superstar in “Zoolander 2.”
“It’s sort of like, we have to do it,” the “Midnight in Paris” star told DeGeneres.
His admission came after the TV host asked him point blank before heading out to a commercial, “‘Zoolander': Happening or not happening?”
“Well, I don’t mean to be coy,” Wilson responded. “But I know there’s a script and it looks like Ben is considering it.”
“So, yeah — we’ll see,” he added as the audience cheered.
Previous media reports have Ben Stiller returning to star in the sequel to he and Wilson’s 2001 cult comedy about brainwashed male models tasked with assassinating the leader of Malaysia. Penelope Cruz has been rumored to star alongside him, with Will Ferrell returning as Mugatu and Justin Theroux (who wrote Stiller’s “Tropic Thunder”) listed as writer and director.
Wilson confirmed Theroux’s “Zoolander 2” script existed before admitting to DeGeneres that he hoped to reprise his role.
“You have to do it,” DeGeneres agreed. “There’s no way that you cannot do ‘Zoolander’ again. We demand it!”
Stiller, who cowrote and directed the first installment, has been an outspoken critic of Sony’s decision to pull Seth Rogen and James Franco’s “The Interview” from theaters amid a wave of threats.
Stiller also hasn’t shied away from comparisons between the two assassination comedies, retweeting this message on Wednesday:
RT @SoNotJelly: the PM of Malaysia didn't act like this when zoolander ws going to assassinate him > Zoolander was banned in Malaysia…
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) December 18, 2014