When it comes to Paddington 3‘s story, there currently aren’t any details floating around, indicating just how early it is into production. Although, given the nature of the first two movies’ plots, Paddington Bear’s next adventure can lead him just about anywhere.
The 2014 feature documented the Peruvian bear’s attempts to find a family of his own in London while avoiding becoming a part of Clyde’s taxidermy collection, and the 2017 sequel saw him framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Of course, spoiler alert, it came to light that Buchanan was the culprit all along, absolving Paddington of him crimes and freeing him from prison in the end.
If those behind Paddington 3 are suffering from a serious case of writer’s block, there’s plenty of non-screen-based media centering on the character to find inspiration from. Before his death at the age of 91 in June 2017, author Michael Bond penned 29 different books about the inquisitive bear, showcasing him taking on activities big and small. While most of these stories are a bit thin for a full-length film, they’re certainly fine starting points to work from.
No matter where Paddington 3 goes story-wise, it stands to reason there will be hard stares and marmalade sandwiches to go around — making for a welcome entry into this universally loved franchise.