‘Finding Nemo 2′ Ahoy! Albert Brooks to Return as Marlin
Pixar’s really getting into the sequel business — the ‘Toy Story’ trilogy, ‘Cars 2,’ the upcoming ‘Monsters University,’ and now ‘Finding Nemo 2.’ Deadline reports that veteran talent Albert Brooks has signed on to reprise the role of Marlin, the doting and neurotic father of little Nemo, the clown fish with a bum fin.
Pixar announced plans for the sequel last summer, with Ellen DeGeneres quickly signing on to return as Dory, the absent-minded but determined fish who helped Marlin find Nemo in the first film. But where will Nemo disappear to this time? Nemo Takes Manhattan? And when will Marlin decide to just chain Nemo to the coral so he can stop wandering off?
It’s unclear who will voice Nemo this time around — Alexander Gould (‘Weeds’) lent his talents to the tiny fish in the first go-round, but he’s certainly a bit too grown-up for the part these days.
Director Andrew Stanton will return to helm the sequel, which is set for a 2016 release because these things take time, people.