Paddington is heading back to the big screen.
A spokesperson for Studiocanal, the film company that produces the movies, has told Variety: “We can confirm Studiocanal is working very hard on film 3 with the utmost craft and care — as with film 1 and 2.”
Paul King, who directed the first two films, will not return for the third outing – although he has said he’ll still be involved in the film in some capacity.
Whoever they get, I just hope they pour as much love into both the story and production process as King did. I was quite nervous before the first film was released, but both have been wonderful – a true mix of joy and wonder for both kids and adults.
So now we wait. Time for a marmalade sandwich?