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By Ree Hines

Get ready! Blue steel is headed back to the big screen, and it's been a long time in the making.

According to the new teaser trailer for "Zoolander 2," everything has been leading up to this sequel.

"In the beginning, there was nothing, an infinite void," says a very familiar-sounding voice.

In fact, the voice sounds a whole lot like that of Stephen Hawking, but that doesn't mean the noted theoretical physicist is necessarily the one behind the words. After all, a DECtalk speech synthesizer, like the one Hawking uses, is capable of putting on a fine impersonation.

Regardless, it certainly lends authority to the trailer's proposed theory, that the chaos and beauty of the big bang has brought us to "the one question that has puzzled mankind since the beginning of time."

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Cut to Derek Zoolander: "If God exists, then why did he make ugly people?"

Watch the full trailer to see several hilarious blink-and-you'll-miss-them nods to the original 2001 movie, too!

ZOOLANDER, Ben Stiller gives his "Blue Steel" pose. 2001
Ben Stiller in 2001's "Zoolander."Paramount Pictures / Paramount Pictures

Ben Stiller (and Owen Wilson) will bring all the model madness back to the box office in "Zoolander 2"— or is it "2oolander"? — in 2016.

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