The Paddington series is almost ready to release its third film! The franchise is based on Michael Bond’s renowned script from the 2014 film Paddington. The film was first shown to the public with the titular bear in its very endearing characteristics. But, on the other hand, the adaptation was a huge success, grossing about $283 million worldwide and receiving positive reviews from reviewers all over the world.
It has been over four years since the second Paddington film was released in theatres, and there has been much speculation regarding the release of the third film in the franchise. We also learned of Paddington 3’s rumored release date, which is set for February 17th, 2021.
Paddington 3 will be released very soon, according to Variety. According to a statement released alongside the news, “StudioCanal is working very hard on the third picture with the highest degree of originality and attention, just as it did with the first two.” So what can fans anticipate from Paddington 3 in the future? The release date, cast, and plot of Paddington 3 have been revealed.
Paddington 3: What’s the speculated Release Date for the Movie?
For the time being, StudioCanal hasn’t made any official announcements on the release date of Paddington 3. Aside from that, the production firm has also forgotten to provide facts regarding how far along the film’s development is! However, due to the severe COVID-19 outbreak, it looks that the production team has been taking its time, much like the second film. To put it another way, Paddington 3 will most likely take a bit longer to reach theatres. However, if leaks and rumors are believed, we may expect the film to be released in early 2022.
Paddington 3: Who will be Casting for the New Movie?
Alongside the release date, even the casting members for Paddington 3 is unknown! The original statement given by Paddington doesn’t cover anything about cast members yet. Although, we see a possibility that the third movie will also have similar cast members from the first and second movies. So, if we go that way, we can expect Mary Brown to be played by Sally Hawkins while Ben Whishaw casts Paddington. In addition, Peter Capaldi, a former Doctor Who actor, to play Mr. Curry.
Another person returning for Paddington 3 is the director named Paul King, who was behind the direction of the first two Paddington movies. While Nicole Kidman starred in the original Paddington film as the evil taxidermist Millicent Clyde, Hugh Grant starred as the failed actor Phoenix Buchanan. So there are big shoes to fill for Paddington 3’s next star.
Paddington 3: Who can we expect from the New Movie?
Although the story hasn’t been verified, a few leaks have claimed that the film is now in the “early phase” of development. However, based on the plotlines of the previous two Paddington films, we may predict that the plotline for Paddington 3 will revolve around Paddington bear’s next journey, which will take him somewhere.
This film, released in 2014, followed the bear’s attempts to find a home in London and escape, becoming a part of Clyde’s taxidermy collection. Buchanan played the villain throughout the story, absolving Paddington of his misdeeds and releasing him from prison.