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

Paddington is on his way home

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

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
Image credit: StudioCanal

As of now, there is no official Paddington in Peru release date. However, the movie did begin filming this summer. Following the pattern of release of the previous films, that means that we should be expecting a summer 2024 release date.

What is the Paddington 3 title?

Still image from Paddington 2
Image credit: StudioCanal

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
Image credit: StudioCanal

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

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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Tiffany Babb is Popverse's deputy editor and resident Sondheim enthusiast. Tiffany likes stories that understand genre conventions (whether they play into them or against them), and she cries very easily at the movies— but rarely at the moments that are meant to be tearjerkers.

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