Paddington 3 officially confirmed after significant uncertainty

Raymond McKinnon

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Paddington in Peru: A Third Movie Confirmed

Paddington, the beloved storytime bear, is officially getting his third feature film. According to a report from Deadline, “Paddington in Peru” is set to begin production this year, with the story talent from the first and second films returning. The screenplay will be written by Mark Burton, Jon Foster, and James Lamont, and the film will be directed by Dougal Wilson, a Grammy Award nominee for his work in music videos.

While the director of the first two films, Paul King, won’t return to helm another movie, he will remain involved with an executive credit and story contributions.

Uncertain Future

In February, Paddington voice actor Ben Whishaw mentioned in an interview with Collider that he was uncertain about the future of the little bear and a third film. However, the news of the next Paddington movie broke back in 2021, and fans have been waiting eagerly for any updates on the new installment.

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“I haven’t read this script, and I don’t even know when we’re due to shoot it,” Whishaw said. “It’s gone silent in the way that sometimes these things do. Maybe that just means they’re still working on it, or maybe it means it’s not happening, or you just don’t know.”

Returning and New Cast

The Deadline report did not confirm whether Whishaw will reprise his role as Paddington, but it did note that “a combination of returning and new cast” will feature in the movie. Paddington is a popular character, and his second film even earned a spot on Hideo Kojima’s list of best movies from 2018. IGN gave the sequel a score of 8.5 out of 10, with the review stating that “Paddington 2 goes all in on the charm and wit established in the first film and comes up with yet another winner.”


We can’t wait to see Paddington return to the big screen, and with the same story talents behind the first two films, we’re sure it will be another charming and delightful experience. Stay tuned for more details about “Paddington in Peru,” set to release in the near future.

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