According to the Hollywood Reporter, Dory fans should keep their fingers crossed as Ellen Degeneres is in talks to repreise her role in Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” sequel. This original Pixar movie is one of the only Disney movies that does not have yet a sequel. If all comes to plan, the Nemo sequel is not planned to be released until 2016, but with the original “Finding Nemo” getting a 3D update the fans have another chance to get their Nemo fix in theaters next month.
Over the past few years, DeGeneres has been very vocal about wanting to play Dory again in a Finding Nemo sequel. Dory is the beloved blue tang fish who has short-term memory loss in the 2003 original film. DeGeneres has made multiple requests on her daytime talk show about wanting to do a sequel and finally they are in negotiations to make that happen. Andrew Stanton, writer/director for the original film is set to return for the sequel.
The original “Finding Nemo” won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and is the highest-grossing original Pixar movie.
The Ellen DeGeneres show is about to return for its 10th season in a few weeks and is the most lucrative daytime talk show currently on TV. DeGeneres is preparing to get a start on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 4th.