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Today’s Sequel Bits has a bit of everything: Tons of casting news, some cute set photos, and a bunch of red-hot posters. After the jump:

  • Lifetime’s The Omen sequel Damien moves to A&E
  • An Absolutely Fabulous movie will shoot this year
  • Heroes Reborn picks up The 100 and True Blood alums
  • Jeff Daniels boards the train for the Divergent sequels
  • Common and Deon Cole line up for Barbershop 3
  • Starship Troopers could be headed to the small screen
  • See the photos from the set of Inferno in Venice
  • Ogle a series of Magic Mike XXL character posters
  • Justin Bieber will make a cameo in Zoolander 2

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We’ve got set photos, release dates and cast announcements. Lots of good stuff in this edition of Sequel Bits. Below, read about the following:

  • It Follows star Maika Monroe joins Independence Day 2.
  • Michael Bay posts images of several vehicles from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.
  • Josh Gad explains how John Lasseter told him about Frozen 2.
  • Kevin Smith talks the number of characters and influences for Mallrats 2.
  • Kung Fu Panda 3 has been moved up two months.
  • Keanu Reeves says Bill and Ted 3 is closer than ever.
  • Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday is on Instagram.
  • See Penelope Cruz in Zoolander 2.
  • The Super Troopers 2 IndieGoGo campaign has ended.

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Fred Armisen Joins ‘Zoolander 2′

Fred Armisen in Portlandia

Zoolander 2 continues to load up on the funny folks. Portlandia star and SNL alum Fred Armisen has just signed on for the long-gestating comedy sequel, joining Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. Justin Theroux is directing. Watch the Zoolander 2 Fred Armisen announcement after the jump.

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Paramount Cinemacon reaction

I’m in Las Vegas for the yearly CinemaCon convention (formerly ShoWest) which is the largest gathering of movie theatre exhibitors. The convention is filled with talks about how to maximize profits and a show floor filled with the newest and best concessions equipment. More notably, most of the major movie studios hold presentations of their upcoming film line-ups for the next year and beyond, and some even show some of their films early to get some excitement from those booking the screens.

This morning we saw a presentation from Paramount Pictures showcasing some of their big upcoming films including Terminator Genisys, Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Star Trek 3, Zoolander 2 and more. After the presentation I recorded a spoiler free CinemaCon Paramount reaction video reaction with Steve from Collider, which you can watch that now embedded after the jump.

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Billy Zane Zoolander 2

The cast of Zoolander 2 is coming together; we know that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are back as Derek Zoolander and Hansel, and really, really, ridiculously good-looking person Penelope Cruz has also signed on. Kristen Wiig is playing an outrageously-coiffed character, Will Ferrell has returned, and now Billy Zane is officially in the cast. Stiller’s announcement of that addition is terrific. Watch below. Read More »

Zoolander 2 Valentino (2)

Every image we see from Zoolander 2 seems to get more and more odd. Derek and Hansel (Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson) looked normal in the first reveal, but then they got a little weirder at the Eiffel Tower, followed by the debut of Kristen Wiig’s totally unrecognizable look. Now, Stiller has revealed that Zoolander’s son, who made a brief appearance at the end of the first film, is featured in the sequel. He’s played by actor Cyrus Arnold and, well, let’s just say I think we know where the jokes are going from here. See the Derek Zoolander son photo below. Read More »

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This edition of sequel bits has some casting, some photos and some interesting trivia from sequels that never will be. Below, read the latest edition of Sequel Bits.

  • Joey King and Brent Spiner return for Independence Day 2.
  • The kids are scared in a new photo from Jurassic World.
  • Brian O’Halloran returns for Mallrats 2.
  • See a crazy photo of Kristen Wiig in Zoolander 2.
  • Johnny Galecki joins the cast of Rings, plus more details.
  • Why isn’t Ja Rule in the Fast and Furious sequels?
  • The time has passed for a Dwayne Johnson Hobbs Fast and Furious spin off.
  • A new Hitman: Agent 47 poster is out.
  • The star of Tomorrowland ponders the possibility of a sequel.
  • Watch Broken Lizard start training for Super Troopers 2.
  • More discussion about a Dragon Tattoo sequel.
  • Adam Sandler killed a Freddy Krueger prequel.

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Some new pics, some casting, and some very interesting quotes in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:

  • Ethan Suplee is also back for Mallrats 2
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 books Bella Thorne
  • Sam Jones says he’s already set for Ted 3
  • Sharknado 3 will be “the worst,” says the Hoff
  • See Zoolander and Hansel model for Valentino
  • Vin Diesel predicts Best Picture for Furious 7
  • There will be a gay couple in Independence Day 2
  • James Wan is getting to work on The Conjuring 2
  • Simon Pegg is “terrified” to write Star Trek 3

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‘Zoolander 2′ Coming February 2016

Zoolander 2 announced

Today at Valentino’s show in Paris for Paris Fashion Week, a Zoolander reunion took place when Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson walked the runway in character as their Zoolander alter-egos Derek Zoolander and Hansel. That instantly led to questions about whether or not this was the first part of an official Zoolander 2 announcement, and in fact it was. Paramount has announced the movie for a 2016 release; you can get that date and see some Instagram evidence of the runway presence below.

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