Hard stares ready: first trailer released for Paddington 3

Hard stares ready: first trailer released for Paddington 3

Break out the marmalade sandwiches: the first trailer for the third Paddington movie has been released.

Paddington in Peru, due for release in November, sees the duffel-coated bear travel to South America to pay a visit to Aunt Lucy along with the Brown family. But on arrival he’s told by a guitar-playing nun who runs the home for retired bears that Lucy is missing in action on a scientific mission.

Olivia Colman plays the nun, while Antonio Banderas also joins the franchise as a swashbuckling sailor who helps them on their quest to find her.

Returning are Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington and Imelda Staunton as the voice of Aunt Lucy, as well as Hugh Bonneville (Mr Brown), Jim Broadbent (Mr Gruber) and Julie Walters as housekeeper Mrs Bird. However Sally Hawkins, who played Mrs Brown, bowed out after the second film and has been replaced by Emily Mortimer.

Also absent is Paul King, who directed the first two films, although he is responsible for the story of the new film. In his place is first-time feature film director Dougal Wilson.

Together, the first two movies made more than $500m at the global box office and attracted universally good reviews. Queen Elizabeth II co-starred alongside Paddington in a brief video segment made for the platinum jubilee celebrations in 2022.

Source: theguardian.com