The Twitter universe and various Pixar websites were buzzing at 1:29 PM EST today as Mike Fleming, of Deadline New York, reported that Andrew Stanton will begin working on a sequel to Finding Nemo. While Mike writes, “I’m told he’s now officially come aboard the Finding Nemo sequel and has a concept the studio loves”. Fleming doesn’t state who he was “told by” or provide any additional details regarding the manner, so at this point, we’re still labeling this as a rumor until further clarification.
The Hollywood Reporter also reported at 2:00 PM EST that Victoria Strouse will be writing the script and Lindsey Collins will be producing the release.
Pixar has recently updated its own website with a page of upcoming release information and as of this point, there is no official listing for a Finding Nemo sequel.
So we have two questions for our readers:
- What do you think the accuracy of this rumor is at this point?
- What do you think of the idea of a Finding Nemo sequel – are you excited or not?
UPDATED at 8:35 PM EST, June 17 – Andrew Stanton has tweeted this interesting post that should bring somewhat of a pause to the rumor mill from spreading even further. Sure, he’s not denying it outright, but let’s just keep this news on the back burner until we hear more.
1- It's as good as confirmed, I don't think we need to question its accuracy.2- Can't say I'm 100% excited for this (as opposed to the running-up-and-down-the-street-hugging-random-people reaction the day I will hear about The Incredibles 2, hopefully in this lifetime), but since Finding Nemo sequel will come true, I sincerely hope that it will be much more of Toy Story 3 than a Cars 2. With Andrew Stanton helming from day 1, I think it will be in safe hand.
Hello – thank you for your comment! It's the stance of our blog to question the rumor mill that takes off so easily. I always try to step back for a moment and question when I see something stated as fact without any source to back it up. Now that Andrew Stanton has posted a new tweet, we're even more reserved for the time being. It's OK if we're wrong in the long run, we just want to be as accurate as possible. Thanks for reading and keep the comments coming!