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19th Feb 2021

It’s been confirmed that Paddington 3 is officially happening

Cassie Stokes

Paddington 3 is “somewhere on the horizon.”

If you’ve seen any of the two Paddington movies over the years you will understand the excitement around the news that there might be a third movie on the way. Better yet, it’s looking like it’s already in the works!

Last week the movie was hinted on BBC Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, when Paddington star Hugh Bonneville said there was “forward momentum” on the third instalment of the film and that it was “somewhere on the horizon.”

Now representatives from the film’s production company have confirmed that news. They told Variety: “We can confirm Studiocanal is working very hard on film 3 with the utmost craft and care – as with film 1 and 2.”

No plot details or cast have been revealed yet, it’s still very early days. We imagine Ben Wishaw who’s voiced Paddington for the first two movies and the TV series will be back as the main bear himself.

It’s also looking likely Imelda Staunton will return as Aunt Lucy and Michael Gambo, who voices Uncle Pastuzo may pop up in some flashbacks.

The Paddington movies are the type of films that are perfect for adults and kids, with lots of cute characters to keep the kids entertained and some heartwarming messages throughout for kids and parents alike. The brilliant characters and humour in both films has kept audiences coming back for more, we have no doubt this will be the same with the next film.

Nicole Kidman starred in the first Paddington as the villainous taxidermist, Millicent Clyde. Hugh Grant was the bad guy in the second film, he played Phoenix Buchanan.

The first instalment of the live-action adaptation in 2014 was at the top of the UK box office for two weeks, the second movie was just as successful. We can’t wait for this next one!