Break Out the Marmalade Sandwiches: Everyone's Favourite Bear Is Back in the First 'Paddington in Peru' Trailer

The Amazon rainforest awaits in the third film in this page-to-screen franchise, with Olivia Colman and Antonio Banderas joining the cast.
Sarah Ward
Published on June 13, 2024

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent was purely fictionalised and definitely not a documentary. Still, has Nicolas Cage ever been more relatable than when he was gushing over Paddington 2 in the 2022 action-comedy? No, probably not. Here's something else for fans of everyone's favourite bear to adore like a certain animal loves marmalade sandwiches: the first trailer for Paddington in Peru.

The third film in the Ben Whishaw (Bad Behaviour)-voiced big-screen franchise that started with 2014's Paddington spells out its main point of difference from its predecessors in its title: instead of an entire picture filled with more of the coat- and hat-wearing talking bear's exploits in London, the flick is taking him and the Brown family to South America. In the sneak peek, the namesake country awaits, and the Amazon rainforest as well — after the chaos of getting a passport photo taken, of course — as Paddington decides to visit his Aunt Lucy (Imelda Staunton, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget) at the Home for Retired Bears.

"I'm afraid she's set off on some sort of quest deep in the jungle, and we have no idea where she is," advises The Reverend Mother, the guitar-playing nun that adds Olivia Colman (Wicked Little Letters) to the Paddington realm, when Paddington arrives. Also joining the cast this time as the page-to-screen bear first created by Michael Bond goes off on his own search: Antonio Banderas (Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny) as an adventurer and Emily Mortimer (The New Look) as Mrs Brown.

The latter replaces Sally Hawkins (Wonka), who played the part in the initial two features. Hugh Bonneville (The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin) is back as Mr Brown, however, and so are Samuel Joslin (Houdini and Doyle) as Jonathan Brown and Madeleine Harris (Man Down) as Judy Brown.

Behind the camera, feature first-timer Dougal Wilson is in the director's chair, following on from Paddington and Paddington 2's Paul King (Wonka). With fellow Paddington 2 alum Simon Farnaby (The Phantom of the Open) and Paddington in Peru co-screenwriter Mark Burton (Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon), King still has a story credit, though.

Viewers Down Under will be starting off 2025 with the latest Paddington movie, which will hit local cinemas on Wednesday, January 1, after releasing in the UK in early November 2024.

Check out the first trailer for Paddington in Peru below:

Paddington in Peru releases in Australian and New Zealand cinemas on Wednesday, January 1, 2025.

Published on June 13, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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