A third instalment of the Paddington films is on the way.
Film fans will have something to look forward to once lockdown ends as Studiocanal has confirmed that a new flick is in the works.
Announcing the exciting news, the production company told Variety that they’re working ‘very hard’ to create the latest instalment.
“We can confirm Studiocanal is working very hard on film 3 with the utmost craft and care – as with film 1 and 2,” a representative revealed.
The two previous Paddington films saw huge success when they were released in 2014 and 2017.
Studiocanal with partner with Heyday Films for the third instalment.
This time, it will be without the guidance of Paul King, who directed the first two films about the world-famous bear.
The filmmaker has opted out of the third, and instead has decided to focus on the Willy Wonka movie for Warner Bros., which is set to be released in 2023.
Last week, Notting Hill star Hugh Bonneville, who portrays Henry Brown in the film series, hinted that the third Paddington film wasn’t too far away.
During a candid chat with Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston on Heart Radio, the actor said the film ‘somewhere on the horizon’ as ‘forward momentum’ was gaining with the production.
After rave reviews from fans, the Paddington sequel soon became the best-reviewed film on the aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 100%.
Both Paddington films have garnered huge box office success, with the 2014 film earning £200 million, while the 2017 sequel made £180 million.
It’s believed that the amazing cast had a lot to do with the popularity of the film as Hugh Grant played the villainous Phoenix Buchanan.
Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman took on the role of an evil taxidermist who went on a mission to add Paddington to her collection in the first film.
It is not known who will return to the cast for the third film.
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