First look at Borat 2 as Sacha Baron Cohen strips naked apart from face mask

Movie fans were given a sneak peek of the Borat sequel on Thursday when Sacha Baron Cohen tweeted a brand new trailer for the upcoming film.

Sacha, 48, will return as the Kazakh journalist when Borat 2 drops later this month – but his green mankini is nowhere to be seen.

Instead, Borat is bang on trend and has a blue surgical face mask covering his modesty instead – in a direct nod to the Covid-19 pandemic and the unforgettable events of 2020.

Streaming service Amazon Prime Video tweeted the image alongside the caption: "Masks are very nice! Borat is back October 23rd."

The dad-of-three can be seen laying on his side and giving a thumbs up, wearing nothing but shoes and socks and the face mask.

Sacha himself also tweeted a trailer of the upcoming film and told his 429.3k followers: "Jagshemash. If you see only one moviefilm this year, please see the only one that got made – mine.

"Great success! Please, you look. Chenquieh," he added.

Fans were quick to respond and shared their excitement at the return of controversial character Borat.

"I can't wait," one person replied, while another added: "I'm hoping you can make the pain that is this year go away for two hours. Can't wait for the laughs."

A third person tweeted: "2020 needs Borat. America needs Borat. The world needs Borat."

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And a fourth added: "Never thought I’d see another Borat movie happen. What a perfect time for it."

The news comes after reports claimed the creators of the movie wanted to release it ahead of the upcoming presidential election in the US in order to reach younger voters.

According to reports, Sacha also had to wear bullet proof vests on numerous occasions while filming the sequel, as there were concerns for his safety.

Unnamed sources told Collider that Borat 2 sees him under the impression that he has become a successful movie star, given his newfound fame in the wake of the first film – which was released in 2006.

Borat responds by attempting to disguise himself from the public, even going so far as to conduct interviews incognito – and it's believed US President Donald Trump and deceased paedophile Jeffrey Epstein are targeted in the movie.

In August, Sacha was spotted filming in Los Angeles in his full Borat get up wearing a grey-coloured suit and sporting his trademark moustache while in a yellow pick-up truck in Long Beach.

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