Good news! Paddington 2is almost here…
Paddington 2 is good news for fans of film and furry creatures alike. The first film,an adaptation of Michael Bond’s classic children’s book series about a bear who is discovered in London’s Paddington station and adopted by a human family, met with both critical and box office success. Paddingtondirector/writer Paul King will return for the second film, with David Heyman (Harry Potter) back to produce. King worked with Simon Farnaby on the story for the much-anticipated sequel.
The film currently enjoys a 98 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes (yes, it’s that good), and made $267 million worldwide on a $55 million budget. This represents the highest gross ever for a non-U.S. studio-released family film. Warner Bros. will release Paddington 2 in the US.
Paddington 2 Trailer
Check out all the trailers for Paddington 2!
The film looks as wondrous as the first! We also learn a bit more about the plot, including Paddington’s decision to get a job so he can buy a birthday book for Aunt Lucy, Hugh Grant’s nefarious actor character who gets in the way, and Paddington’s troubles with the law. Check it out…
Paddington 2 Release Date
Paddington 2 will be released on January 12, 2018 in the US.
Paddington 2 Story
Here’s the official Paddington 2 story synopsis from Paddington.com:
The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…
Paddington 2 Cast
Hugh Grant is Phoenix Buchanan, “a vain, charming acting legend whose star has fallen somewhat in recent years.” Brendan Gleeson will play “Knuckles” McGinty, “a notorious safe-cracker and legendary strongman who becomes an unexpected new ally for Paddington.”
Director Paul King said of Grant and Gleeson’s addition and of the project in general:
It has been a complete joy to return to the world of Paddington. It was such a delight to see his first big screen adventure embraced by audiences around the world, and I couldn’t be more excited about Hugh and Brendan joining the cast to bring his next outing to life. Together, I hope we can make a film worthy of this most exceptional of bears.
Returning from the first critically-acclaimed film are Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, and Samuel Joslin. Ben Whishaw will reprise the voice of Paddington and Imelda Staunton will be back as the voice of Aunt Lucy.