Get that marmalade ready because Paddington 3 is officially in the works.
StudioCanal have confirmed a third instalment of the beloved live-action and animated film series is currently in active development.
The first sequel to the original film, which was released in 2014, has become widely regarded as a modern classic since its debut four years ago.
And now fans will get to enjoy more heartwarming adventures of the bear, which are based on the novels of Michael Bond.
A representative for the film studio told Variety: “We can confirm StudioCanal is working very hard on film three with the utmost craft and care - as with film one and two.”
While few details about the new film are known, bosses will have to find a new director as Paul King – who helmed Paddington and its first sequel – said in June last year he wouldn’t be returning to the director’s chair on the third film.
He said: “At some point, you just have to stop. It might be time for somebody else to do a twist on it. I’m trying not to do a third bear movie, which is a huge, huge mistake.”
However, Paul will remain on the Paddington team as an executive producer, and also confirmed in June that a script was being written with the possibility of further instalments in the future.
Speaking about the longevity of the movie series, he explained at the time: “It’s not like Paddington dies at the end. He doesn’t ascend into the sky on a rocket-powered marmalade jar.”
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