Paddington Bear, that lovable and polite Peruvian bear with a penchant for marmalade sandwiches, is set to return to the big screen in “Paddington 3.” Fans of the franchise have been eagerly awaiting news about the release date of this much-anticipated film. In this article, we’ll explore what we know about Paddington 3’s release date and what we can expect from this heartwarming family film.
When Will Paddington 3 Be Released?
Paddington 3 will be released on Friday, January 17, 2025, under the title Paddington in Peru. UK fans should be especially excited because it will be released even sooner, on Friday, November 8, 2024.
Paul King bid farewell to his bear pal in Paddington 3 and went on to create Wonka instead. Since then, there has been an agonizing wait, with work being delayed multiple times, including due to the 2023 Actors Strike.
But now we know when Paddington will return to our lives to provide us with another dose of his endearing antics. Although it is still over a year away, we will be counting down the days.
Who Will Be in the Cast of Paddington 3?
Ben Whishaw and Hugh Bonneville will return to head the Paddington 3 cast, with the most notable newcomers being Olivia Colman, Emily Mortimer, Antonio Banderas, and Carla Tous.
Below is the list of expected cast members in Paddington 3:
- Ben Whishaw as Paddington
- Imelda Staunton as Aunt Lucy
- Hugh Bonneville as Henry Brown
- Emily Mortimer as Mary Brown
- Madeleine Harris as Judy Brown
- Samuel Joslin as Jonathan Brown
- Olivia Colman as Reverend Mother
- Antonio Banderas as Hunter Cabot
- Carla Tous as Gina Cabot
- Julie Walters as Mrs. Bird
What Will Happen in Paddington 3?
The plot of Paddington 3 follows the bear and the Browns to Peru to visit Aunt Lucy, only to be sent out into the Amazon to solve a mystery. Intriguing!
After their tearful reunion (understatement of the century, we’re still crying) at the end of Paddington 2, Paddington will travel back to Peru to meet Aunt Lucy again.
We don’t know much about what happens next, but we do know that a mystery of some sort unfolds, leading Paddington and the Browns into the Amazon rainforest and beyond.
They recruit the assistance of Banderas’ riverboat captain and his daughter to complete this trek into the unknown. The Browns are a far cry from the comfortable environment of Windsor Gardens.
When speaking to Total Film Magazine, King, who acts as a producer on Paddington 3, compared it to “the third act of Triangle of Sadness.” If you haven’t seen the dark comedy, it follows a group of rich people who are stranded when their luxury cruise ship goes awry during a storm. It’s ridiculous, surprising, and obscene. We’re not sure it’s very Paddington, but we’re sticking with it.
Is there a trailer for Paddington 3?
There is currently no trailer for Paddington 3. For now, you can enjoy the trailer for season 2 below:
The return of Paddington Bear in “Paddington 3” is an exciting prospect for fans of all ages. While we have an official release date of January 17, 2025, we look forward to the next adventure of this charming bear. We can rest assured that Paddington will continue to teach us valuable lessons about kindness, acceptance, and the power of a good marmalade sandwich. Keep an eye on official announcements, and be ready to embrace the magic of Paddington once more when the release date is finally revealed.