In an interview with Collider, “Paddington” voice actor Ben Whishaw offered an update about the movie’s second sequel that may disappoint fans of the adorable franchise. He said, “I haven’t read this script and I don’t even know when we’re due to shoot it … It’s gone silent in the way that sometimes these things do. Maybe that just means they’re still working on it, or maybe it means it’s not happening, or you just don’t know.”
In the summer of 2022, a sequel titled “Paddington in Peru,” suggesting the bear would return to his home in South America, was announced by The Hollywood Reporter. It was said that director Paul King would be stepping down from helming the franchise as he was working on the prequel film “Wonka” for Warner Bros. Commercial director Dougal Wilson was to make his feature film debut on the sequel.
“After 10 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 said of the handing of the baton over to Wilson. “Dougal’s work is never less than astounding: funny, beautiful, heartfelt, imaginative and totally original.” Filming was supposed to take place in London and Peru in 2023, and fans are still hoping it comes together so the filmmakers can film the Peru-set sequel this year.