The first trailer for "Paddington 3" has been released in the US, with a big adventure in his hometown of Peru

Antonio Banderas and others join the cast, and the role of Mrs. Brown is replaced

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The first trailer for the third film in the popular "Paddington" series, "Paddington in Peru," a live-action film adaptation of the popular children's book "Paddington Bear," has been released in the US. This time, the setting is Paddington's hometown of Peru in South America. In the "Paddington" series, Paddington the Bear comes to the big city of London from Peru, and struggles to adapt to unfamiliar city life, but goes on a great adventure with the kind-hearted Brown family and others. The first film, "Paddington," was produced in 2014, and the sequel, "Paddington 2" (2017), was produced in 2017.

The trailer begins with the familiar Paddington Station from the series. After a comical scene of Paddington taking his ID photo, the trailer shows Paddington visiting his hometown of Peru with the Brown family. He is excited to be reunited with his foster mother, Aunt Lucy. He opens the front door to the house and finds a nun standing there. It seems that Aunt Lucy has gone deep into the jungle. "Aunt Lucy found me as a cub. Now I have to find her." With this in mind, Paddington sets off on a journey into the vast jungle with the Brown family. The trailer shows a series of mishaps along the way, just like the Indiana Jones series. It looks like an unforgettable adventure.

Ben Whishaw and Imelda Staunton will continue to voice Paddington and Aunt Lucy, respectively. Hugh Bonneville will return as father Henry Brown, Madeleine Harris as daughter Judy, Samuel Jocelyn as son Jonathan, and Julie Walters as Mrs. Bird. Emily Mortimer from the Pink Panther series and Mary Poppins Returns (2018) has been cast as Mrs. Brown, replacing Sally Hawkins from the previous two films. The new cast includes Olivia Colman from The Favourite (2018) Olivia Colman (2023), and Antonio Banderas, who continues to appear in adventure films such as Uncharted (2022) and Dialing the Doom (2023). This will add luster to the Paddington series' comeback after seven years.

Director Paul King, who directed and wrote the previous two films, returns as the original writer and executive producer. Dougal Wilson, a former music video and commercial director, has been appointed as the new director. The co-original writers are Simon Farnaby, who wrote the previous two films, and Mark Burton from Madagascar (2005). The screenplay was written by Burton and Wasted (2016) by Jon Foster and James Lamont. Paddington will be released in the UK on November 8, 2024, and in the US on January 17, 2025.