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Paddington 3 Is Called ‘Paddington in Peru’ and movie fans are excited!

Everyone’s favorite marmalade-loving bear, Paddington, has landed a new director for his third movie outing, and he’ll be headed somewhere very special this time around. Director Dougal Wilson will make his feature film debut by taking the helm of the family-friendly franchise with Paddington in Peru.

Paddington in Peru‘ will be directed by Dougal Wilson, who is taking over directing duties from franchise filmmaker Paul King.

Wilson, known best for his work in commercials and music videos, is taking over directing duties from Paul King, who directed the first two Paddington films. King, meanwhile, is hard at work on his newest project, a prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory called simply Wonka, which will star Timothee Chalamet as the titular character.’

Paddington in Peru

“After ten years of working on the Paddington movies, I feel absurdly protective of the little bear, and I’m delighted that Dougal will be there to hold his paw as he embarks on his third big-screen adventure,” King stated. “Dougal’s work is never less than astounding: funny, beautiful, heartfelt, imaginative, and totally original. Aunt Lucy once asked us to ‘Please Look After This Bear.’ I know Dougal will do so admirably.”

“As a huge fan of the first two films, I am very excited (if not a little intimidated) to be continuing the story of Paddington. It’s a massive responsibility, but all my efforts will be focussed on making a third film that honours the love so many people have for this very special bear.”

Paddington movies were released in 2017 and 2017.

Though plot details remain scarce, Paddington in Peru will see the little talking bear depart London to return to his native home of Peru. The script has been penned by Mark Burton, James Lamont, and Jon Foster, and King will remain onboard as executive producer.

In the meantime, Paddington can be seen most recently taking tea with Queen Elizabeth II. In a heartwarming turn of events, the sweet-natured bear discovers that the Queen loves marmalade sandwhiches every bit as much as he does.

About Paddington

Although Paddington now lives in London, England, he originally came from Peru where he was brought up by his Aunt Lucy after he was orphaned following an earthquake when he was just a few weeks old.

When Aunt Lucy went to live in the Home for Retired Bears in Lima, she decided to send him to England to live. After teaching him to speak perfect English, Aunt Lucy arranged for him to stow away in a ship’s lifeboat.

Eventually, Paddington arrived on Paddington Station in London where he was found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. He was sitting on a small suitcase near the lost property office wearing nothing but an old bush hat and a label round his neck with the words “Please Look After This Bear. Thank You.”

Unable to resist such a simple request, Mr. and Mrs. Brown took Paddington home to live with them at 32 Windsor Gardens in London, along with their two children, Jonathan and Judy and their housekeeper, Mrs. Bird.

The Browns decided to name the new member of their family Paddington, after the place where he was found, although we later learn that in Peru Paddington was called Pastuso, after his uncle.

When he was found, Paddington wasn’t too sure how old he was so the Browns decided to start again at one. They also decided that he should have two birthdays a year (just like the Queen!) and so he celebrates these on 25th June and 25th December.

Paddington has a close friend, Mr. Gruber who owns an antiques shop in the nearby Portobello Road and most days Paddington and Mr. Gruber share their elevenses of buns and cocoa. If Paddington ever has a problem he will almost always turn to Mr. Gruber for help and advice.

The Browns have a very unpleasant next-door-neighbour, Mr. Curry. He is very mean and is always trying to take advantage of Paddington’s good nature.

More about Paddington

Paddington wears an old bush hat which was handed down to him by his uncle in Peru and he is hardly ever seen without it

When Paddington first went to live with the Browns they bought him a blue duffle coat which he wears most of the time. It has a hood and is fastened with wooden toggles.

Paddington sometimes completes his outfit with a pair of Wellington boots.

Paddington is rarely parted from his battered, brown, leather suitcase. It has his initials P.B. written on the side and a secret compartment in which he keeps all his important papers.

Paddington is famous for his love of marmalade and he is particularly fond of it in marmalade sandwiches. He always carries a jar of it in his suitcase and he usually has a marmalade sandwich tucked under his hat ‘in case of emergencies’.

When Paddington goes shopping in the market he often takes along his shopping basket on wheels.

One of Paddington’s most important possessions is his scrapbook where he likes to write about all his adventures. It is also full of mementoes and the regular postcards which he receives from his Aunt Lucy in Peru.

Paddington is a very polite bear. He is very well-meaning and full of good intentions but his trusting nature can often get him into trouble. If people upset Paddington then they may get treated to one of his famous hard stares!

The third installment of the Paddington films is due for release just before Christmas 2023

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