'Paddington 3' to Kick Off Production in 2022
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The third installment of the Paddington Bear movie adaptation has been confirmed to begin rolling the cameras four years after the release of the second film.

AceShowbiz - "Paddington 3" is set to start filming early next year (22).

StudioCanal has announced the third instalment of the live-action and animated film series - which is based on Michael Bond's "Paddington Bear" character - will start shooting in the second quarter of 2022.

During the Cannes Film Festival, the studio's CEO Anna Marsh said, "Our beloved bear is truly part of the family."

The highly anticipated sequel - which follows 2014's "Paddington" and 2017's "Paddington 2" - will have a story by Paul King, Simon Farnaby, and Mark Burton, and a screenplay penned by James Lamont, Jon Foster, and Burton.

Casting details are yet to be revealed, but it's expected that Ben Whishaw will once again voice the beloved bear.

Although King won't be back as director - having been at the helm of the first two movies - he will serve as executive producer, and also confirmed in June that a script was being written with the possibility of further instalments in the future.

Speaking about the longevity of the movie series, he explained at the time, "It's not like Paddington dies at the end. He doesn't ascend into the sky on a rocket-powered marmalade jar."

The first movie was supported by the likes of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman.

The second movie saw Whishaw return with Bonneville, Hawkins, Walters, Broadbent, and Capaldi. It added the likes of Brendan Gleeson and Hugh Grant.

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