After the misery of the last couple of years, this is the kind of news that the world needs to hear right now; Paddington 3 will begin production before the end of the year.
The news was delivered by Paddington himself – Ben Wishaw – during a chat with the BBC about everything from Bond to the Bear, where it was revealed that production is expected to start by the end of the year.
Paddington 3 will be without director Paul King though, who stepped away from the world of 32 Windsor Gardens to helm Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel Wonka, starring Timothee Chalamet. There is no news on his replacement.
Paddington and its perfect sequel followed a friendly talking bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who arrived in London from Peru, where the Brown Family (played by Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins) adopted him. Both films saw the lovable ursine having romps around the city, delighting almost everyone he meets. Paddington eventually faces off against cynical foes like Nicole Kidman’s Millicent Clyde and Hugh Grant as Phoenix Buchanan in the sequel.
The Paddington films have won over audiences and critics alike, with the first two films grossing more than $280 million and $225 million worldwide respectively. Paddington 2 even dethroned Citizen Kane as the best-reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes.
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