How do you make a “Finding Nemo” sequel without Albert Brooks as Marlin? You don’t.
So it’s a good thing Pixar and director Andrew Stanton officially have Brooks back on board for “Finding Nemo 2,” in the works for a possible 2016 release. Deadline reports that Brooks closed a “fat deal” to come back to the role, and he’ll once again join Ellen DeGeneres, who was already signed to reprise the part of Marlin’s unforgettable memory-challenged pal Dory.
Pixar is keeping the plot under wraps (or should that be underwater?), but it’s the most exciting sequel on tap for the company that will next be in theaters this summer with “Monsters Inc.” follow-up “Monsters University.” Disney’s “Cars” spinoff “Planes” is due out in August.
And don’t worry, Pixar also has several originals in the pipeline for the next few years too.