Willem Dafoe Set to Return for Finding Dory

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While it had already been announced that Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks would be reprising their Finding Nemo voice roles as Dory and Marlin, respectively, in Andrew Stanton’s upcoming sequel, Finding Dory, the status of several of the original film’s other key players has yet to be confirmed. That changes today as Willem Dafoe tells Total Film that he’s not only coming back, he’s already begun production.

?Yeah I?ve already started,? Dafoe tells the outlet. ?It?s even better than the first. It?s fantastic.”

DeGeneres, Brooks and Dafoe are joined by newcomers Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy and Ty Burrell for the June 17, 2016 release which takes place about a year after the first film. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory?s life.

Dafoe also worked with Stanton on his first live-action feature, John Carter, and soon stars opposite Ellen Page in the video game “BEYOND: Two Souls” and with Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Zoe Saldana in Scott Cooper’s Out of the Furnace.

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