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Paddington 3: Paddington in Peru release date, cast, and more

Paddington is on his way home

Still image from Paddington 2
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Paddington has wormed his way into the hearts of multiple generations of fans, from his origins in Michael Bond's children's books to his more recent incarnation in Paul King's two live action Paddington films. Now, the refugee bear from Peru is back for a third movie in the live-action movie series... but with a few changes.

If you can't wait until Paddington 3 comes out and want to read about everything that has been announced about the movie so far, keep on reading. We've got answers to your questions.

When is the Paddington 3 release date?

Movie still from Paddington 2 featuring Paddington Bear
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It looks like Paddington is coming back to our screens a little later than we hoped. The official Paddington in Peru release date is January 17, 2025 in the United States, which is following the UK release date of November 8, 2024 by two months.

What is the Paddington 3 title?

Still image from Paddington 2
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Unlike Paddington and Paddington 2, the third Paddington film is going to break form - with a brand new title: Paddington in Peru. Now many Paddington fans know that Peru is where Paddington is originally from - and where his Aunt still lives. So, it looks like Paddington is going home.

Is there a Paddington 3 poster?

There is no official poster for Paddington in Peru yet. But we'll make sure to update this section once it's released.

Is there a Paddington 3 trailer?

Nope! As the movie began filming in July, it's still a bit early for any sort of official trailer. But we'll update this section with the trailer as soon as the studio releases it.

Is Sally Hawkins in Paddington 3?
Movie still from Paddington 2 featuring Sally Hawkins
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Sadly, no. Though Sally Hawkins turned in a gorgeously warm performance as Mary Brown in the first two Paddington films, she will not be returning for Paddington in Peru. Instead, Mary Brown will be played by Emily Mortimer.

Who is in the Paddington 3 cast?

Movie still from Paddington 2 featuring Paddington Bear
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The Paddington in Peru cast members announced so far are as follows:

  • Ben Whishaw as Paddington
  • Hugh Bonneville as Mr. Brown
  • Emily Mortimer as Mrs. Brown
  • Madeline Harris as Judy Brown
  • Samuel Joslin as Jonathan Brown
  • Julie Walters as Mrs. Bird
  • Imelda Staunton as Aunt Lucy
  • Jim Broadbent as Samuel Gruber
  • Olivia Colman
  • Antonio Banderas

Rachel Zegler had previously been announced for the film, but has since pulled out from the project due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Who is the Paddington 3 director?

Paddington in Peru will be directed by Dougal Wilson, in his feature directorial debut. Previously, Wilson has been known as an award-winning director of commercials.

What is the Paddington 3 plot?

Movie still from Paddington 2 featuring Paddington Bear
Image credit: StudioCanal

According to a piece in Variety, "The story will follow Paddington returning to Peru to visit his beloved Aunt Lucy, who now resides at the Home for Retired Bears. Paddington and the Brown Family embark on an unexpected journey through the Amazon rainforest and up to the mountain peaks of Peru."


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