Studiocanal has confirmed that a third feature film installment of Paddington is getting underway, with work on the movie being undertaken “with the utmost craft and care.”
News of the film was shared via Variety earlier this week and has since been met with widespread celebration by fans keen to see the latest offering.
A spokesperson for Studiocanal told the publication: “We can confirm Studiocanal is working very hard on film three with the utmost craft and care – as with film one and two.”
Previous reports state that Studiocanal will once again be teaming up with David Heyman’s Heyday Films, while Paddington writer-director said he will not be directing the third film, but will still be involved.
With its mix of live-action and CGI, Paddington has become a global box office success, with the two previous films grossing more than $280 million and $225 million worldwide, respectively.
The movies have also previously pulled in the acting talents of Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, and Sally Hawkins, while Ben Wishaw has lent his voice to the titular bear, both in the films and the television series The Adventures of Paddington, also produced by Studiocanal.
Season two of The Adventures of Paddington will air on Nickelodeon in the US this month, before rolling out to territories around the world in April.