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Here’s everything you need to know about Paddington 3

Everyone’s favourite bear is heading to Peru!
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Prepare some marmalade sandwiches, Paddington 3 is coming!

The third instalment of the Paddington films is set to be released early next year and is titled Paddington in Peru.

In the newly released trailer for Paddington 3 (which you can watch above), the endearing titular bear heads to Peru with the entire Brown family to visit Aunt Lucy.

But the nun running the Home for Retired Bears informs Paddington that Aunt Lucy went deep into the jungle on an adventure and hasn’t returned… And so, Paddington decides to set off to find her!

Read on to find out everything you need to know about Paddington in Peru.

Is there going to be a Paddington 3?

Yes! As mentioned above, it’s been confirmed that there will be a third film, titled Paddington in Peru.

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What’s the release date for Paddington 3?

Paddington 3 will be released in Australian cinemas on January 1, 2025.

Why isn’t Sally Hawkins in Paddington 3?

Sally simply felt that it was “the right time” to step away from the Paddington films.

While she didn’t give a specific reason as to why she wasn’t returning for the third film, Sally did say in a statement:

“The experience of making the first two films has truly been some of the best and most creative times I have had in the world of film. They both gave me so much joy. I will forever hold them so very close to my heart indeed.”

Why was Mrs. Brown recast?

Well, as Sally wasn’t willing to return for Paddington 3, producers had no choice but to recast Mrs. Brown – there’s no way the character could’ve been written out!

Emily Mortimer will play Mrs. Brown in Paddington in Peru, something Sally is completely fine with.

“For me it has felt the right time to hand the reins over to another, and one can’t get much better than the truly wonderful Emily Mortimer, she is extraordinarily special,” Sally said in the same statement mentioned above.

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“She will embody the essence of Mary Brown and yet make it utterly her own. However, I am, and will always be, in love with Paddington’s world. I already greatly miss my on- and off-screen family.”

Is Aunt Lucy in Paddington 3?

Judging by the trailer, Paddington is determined to find Aunt Lucy. So presumably, she’ll be in the film… After all, Imelda Staunton, who voices Aunt Lucy, is on the official cast list.

Who’s in the Paddington in Peru cast?

Ben Whishaw is returning as the voice of Paddington for the third film. Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, and Julie Walters are also set to reprise their respective roles – Mr. Brown, Mr. Gruber, Judy Brown, Jonathan ‘J-Dog’ Brown and Mrs. Bird.

As mentioned above, Imelda Staunton is also returning to voice Aunt Lucy.

Also explained above, Emily Mortimer is playing Mrs. Brown, replacing Sally Hawkins.

Paddington newcomers Olivia Coleman, Anotnio Banderas and Carla Tous will play The Reverend Mother, Hunter Cabot and Gina Cabot in Paddington 3.

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Will Hugh Grant be in Paddington 3?

At this stage, it’s not been confirmed whether Hugh Grant, who played the villain Phoenix Buchanan in the second film, will appear in Paddington 3.

Fans have speculated he will because in a recent interview with CinemaBlend, Hugh was asked whether he thinks Paddington Bear has forgiven him.

Hugh said in response, “It’s funny you say that – actually, I can’t go down that alley.”

The actor then made a face and pivoted hard.

“He’s a very forgiving bear. ‘Be kind and polite and the world will be right,’ as Aunt Lucy said.”

Where can I watch Paddington and Paddington 2 in Australia?

You can watch both Paddington and Paddington 2 on either Binge or Prime Video.

Stream Paddington and Paddington 2 on Binge from $10/mth, with a 7-day free trial.

Stream Paddington and Paddington 2 on Prime Video from $6.58/mth, with a 30-day free trial.

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