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Paddington 3 to start filming in 2022 as the highly anticipated third instalment is confirmed

Paddington 3 is set to start production next year (Picture: Allstar/Warner Bros)

Fans of the Paddington series of films won’t have too long to wait for Paddington 3 after it was confirmed to start filming in the second quarter of next year.

Studiocanal CEO Anna Marsh confirmed at Cannes on Tuesday (via Deadline) that the sequel will start shooting in the second quarter of 2022.

The highly anticipated film will have a story by Paul King, Simon Farnaby and Mark Burton, who collaborated on the first two Paddington films, with the screenplay by Burton, Jon Foster and James Lamont.

The director of the third film is yet to be confirmed, as well as any additional casting or location details for filming.

The previous two instalments of the much-loved franchise were hugs box office hits, with the first film grossing $268million (£194million) worldwide, while Paddington 2 grossed $227million (£165milllion) worldwide.

The films see Ben Whishaw play the eponymous bear who travels to London from Peru to find a home.

The first two Paddington films were huge hits with viewers and critics alike (Picture: Jody Cortes/ Warner Bros)

The stellar cast of the first two films also included Huge Bonneville, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Peter Capaldi.

Villains in the movies have included Nicole Kidman as villainous taxidermist Millicent Clyde in the first film, while Hugh Grant played actor and thief Phoenix Buchanan in the second.

Paddington 2 was such a hit with critics that is had a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes since its release in 2017 until May of 2021 when one negative review was unearthed.

The film had racked up 245 positive reviews and was hailed as the top-rated film on the site, a title previously held by Citizen Kane until a negative review from 1941 was unearthed, causing the Orson Wells classic to drop from 100% to 99%.

Paddington 2 also suffered the same as a negative review from Film Authority was added years after its release, knocking its previously perfect score down.

Credit: Original article published here.

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