Paddington in Peru, the much-anticipated third installment featuring the endearing bear, has secured an official UK release date of November 8, 2024. After successful completion of filming, which took place in various captivating locales such as London, Colombia, and the very heart of Peru, eager audiences across the Atlantic will have to exercise patience as the American release date has been slated for January 17, 2025.
The directorial debut of Dougal Wilson, known for his prior work on the 2009 Coldplay video for Life in Technicolor II and several heartwarming John Lewis Christmas adverts, has added an air of anticipation to the upcoming film. However, a recent development saw the departure of Rachel Zegler, the Golden Globe-winning star of Steven Spielbergs West Side Story, due to the ongoing actors strike in the US. Nonetheless, the return of beloved actors such as Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, and Imelda Staunton, alongside newcomers Olivia Colman and Antonio Banderas, promises an engaging and heartfelt cinematic experience.
Reflecting on the production process, Wilson expressed his delight in collaborating with a talented cast and crew during the filming of Paddington in Peru. “I feel incredibly fortunate to have worked with such a wonderful group of individuals, many of whom have returned to breathe life into the world of this cherished bear. We are equally thrilled to welcome Emily, Olivia, Antonio, and Carla to the heartwarming tale of Paddington,” he stated, referring to the addition of Carla Tous to the cast in place of Zegler.
The Paddington upcoming film will reunite Paddington (Whishaw) with the Brown family as they journey back to his native land, aiming to pay a visit to his Aunt Lucy (Staunton), who currently resides at the Home for Retired Bears. Anticipation is high, given the warm reception of the previous Paddington films. The initial installment in 2014 was lauded by NME for its touching message, emphasizing that even in a bustling metropolis teeming with diverse individuals, anyone, regardless of their status as an outsider, can find a place to belong. Paddington 2, released in 2017, continued to charm audiences, earning a four-star review from NME, which hailed the film as another heartwarming and delightful masterpiece, filled with humor that resonated with both children and adults alike. As the release date approaches, fans of the beloved bear eagerly await another chapter of joy and warmth from Paddington’s adventures.
Our Reader’s Queries
Was Paddington filmed in Peru?
Sally Hawkins was replaced by Mortimer for the role of Mrs. Brown in the upcoming film Mortimer. Despite rumors of a delay due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, filming began as scheduled in the United Kingdom on 24 July. In addition to the UK, the film was also shot in Colombia and Peru.
Was Paddington from Peru?
Paddington currently resides in London, but his roots trace back to Peru, where he was cared for by his Aunt Lucy after being orphaned during a quake at a mere few weeks old. When Aunt Lucy relocated to the Home for Retired Bears in Lima, she made the decision to send him to England for a new life.
Is Paddington going to Peru?
‘Paddington in Peru’ Scheduled for 2025 Premiere The film will hit theaters in the US on Jan. 17, 2025, following its debut in the UK on Nov. 8, 2024.
Is there going to be Paddington 3?
Filming for Paddington 3 kicked off in July, taking place in both London and Peru, aligning with the film’s official title, ‘Paddington in Peru’. The release date is set for 8 November, 2024 in UK cinemas.