Paddington 3 finally has a release date and fans are losing it

 Paddington 3.
Paddington 3.

Paddington 3, formally titled Paddington in Peru, has received not one, but two official release dates.

The film is set to hit the UK on November 8, 2024, and will premiere in the US two months later on January 17, 2025. The dates were announced via an adorable teaser that shows Paddington gobbling up marmalade after wiping it off the screen.

The cast includes Antonio Banderas, Olivia Colman, Emily Mortimer, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Madeleine Harris, and Samuel Joslin. Rachel Zegler was set to join the cast, but was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts caused by the SAG-AFTRA strike. Ben Whishaw and Imelda Staunton will also be back as the voices of Paddington and Aunt Lucy.

Per the official logline, Paddington and the Brown Family embark on an unexpected journey through the Amazon rainforest and up to the mountain peaks of Peru in order to visit his beloved Aunt Lucy who now resides at the Home for Retired Bears.

"Real cinema is back!" one fan tweeted.

"Kind of love that the UK is getting PADDINGTON 3 in cinemas a whole two months earlier than the US. Should see a spike in Paddington tourism for those who can't wait that long." wrote another.

"Is it maybe a bit weird that I’m excited for #PaddingtonInPeru? Maybe. Do I care? No," someone else said.

"Paddington bros, we are so back," tweeted another fan.

For more, check out our list of the most exciting upcoming movies in 2023 and beyond.