Speaking with Collider, Wishaw revealed he has not read any script, or any word about the production at all.
“I haven’t read this script and I don’t even know when we’re due to shoot it. I don’t know. I thought it would be happening by now, but I don’t know. It’s gone silent in the way that sometimes these things do. Maybe that just means they’re still working on it, or maybe it means it’s not happening, or you just don’t know.”
To quietly cancel “Paddington in Peru” would be an absolute travesty. These movies are incredible, one of Britain’s best exports, and two of the best family movies of the past decade. There’s a reason “Paddington 2” held a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and a reason why only a terrible person would give it a rotten score. These movies are fun, have great scripts, and are impeccably cast, particularly when it comes to villains.
And all this is before you start to unwrap the films’ anti-colonialist and anti-xenophobic commentary. As /Film writer Natalia Keogan wrote, “If we can feel good about ourselves for loving a fictional bear, maybe we can feel good about spreading that positivity to our communities, decidedly embracing difference instead of rejecting it.”