Since the revelation that Andrew Stanton would be returning to Pixar to direct a follow-up to Finding Nemo, many have wondered what the plot for the second film would be. Will Nemo go missing again? Will it be a sequel or a prequel? Will Darla grow up to be a perfectly normal adult? Much of the success of the original film stems from the touching story and the talented voice cast, including veteran Albert Brooks. It has now emerged that Brooks will be returning to voice Marlin. More after the break!
Deadline is reporting that Brooks has officially signed on t0 reprise his role as Marlin the clownfish for Finding Nemo 2 (not an official title yet). This is great news, as the actor’s turn in the first Nemo as an overprotective parent haunted by his wife’s death resonated with audiences, and infused the film with heart.
I am cautiously optimistic and waiting to see what Stanton can produce in a Finding Nemo 2. I love the director’s work in animation and trust that he has a good idea. Interestingly, Disney/Pixar has yet to formally announce that the film is in development, but that is not shocking as the probable release date would be no earlier than three years from now. A possible announcement about the film’s production could come at Disney’s D23 Expo later this summer.