Pixar has certainly changed its tune since the time it was reluctant to make sequels to any of its big hits (other than Toy Story 2). They have several follow-ups in the works, including next year’s Monsters University and the recently revealed Finding Nemo 2.
The movie was announced last month, with Andrew Stanton back on board to direct, and now THR reports that Ellen DeGeneres is in talks to return as Dory. That can only be a good thing, as what would a Finding Nemo sequel be without the forgetful fish? No story details have been leaked so it’s impossible to tell how central to the story Dory might be, although it wouldn’t be shocking if she took centre stage this time around, especially as Pixar want DeGeneres signed up so early in the process.
Victoria Strouse is currently writing the script and a late 2016 release date is expected.