It looks like the long-awaited masterpiece of Paddington 3 has finally started getting some momentum. After the loveable bear shared tea with the Queen, it seems that his next adventure is going to see him heading out to Peru. Director Dougal Wilson will take on the task of the third entry in the franchise and continue the magic that was Paddington 2. Wilson shared the following statement in regard to the new project:
It’s a massive responsibility, but all my efforts will be focussed on making a third film that honours the love so many people have for this very special bear.Dougal Wilson
The film will be titled quite straightforward with Paddington in Peru. It will act as Wilson’s theatrical debut after he mainly focused his work on music videos and commercials. Paul King is sadly stepping down from his work on the franchise after directing the first two entries, as he’s busy with Timothee Chalamet‘s Wonka. However, he did share a statement on passing the torch.
After ten years of working on the Paddington movies, I feel absurdly protective of the little bear, and I’m delighted that Dougal will be there to hold his paw as he embarks on his third big-screen adventure. Dougal’s work is never less than astounding: funny, beautiful, heartfelt, imaginative, and totally original. Aunt Lucy once asked us to ‘Please Look After This Bear.’ I know Dougal will do so admirably.Paul King
Production is eyeing a start in 2023 with filming in London and Peru scheduled. It pretty much is a chance for the loveable bear to travel back home and wee may see the family of the bear and further explore what led to him finding his way to London’s Paddington station.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter