So Rowan Atkinson is actually making Johnny English 3

Ian Sandwell
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From Digital Spy

Rowan Atkinson is actually making another Johnny English movie.

Chortle reports that pre-production has begun on Johnny English 3, with Atkinson returning to the role of the bumbling secret agent six years after the sequel, Johnny English Reborn.

And who could forget that classic.

No plot details are yet known about the threequel or who else will be starring in the movie, but we do know that it's currently scheduled for an October 12, 2018 release in the UK.

Last month, Atkinson revealed that he wanted to make a Johnny English movie soon. "We're hoping to make a Johnny English this year, so I certainly haven't turned my back on comedy," he told The Sun.

While it has been a while since the sequel, another outing for Johnny English shouldn't be a massive surprise given that both previous movies made $160 million worldwide, with strong returns in the UK.

Maybe Johnny English 3 could be in line for higher takings in China given Atkinson's popularity over there.

Mr Bean's Holiday made $3m at the Chinese box office and he even reprised the character for a cameo in local movie Top Funny Comedian, also appearing as Mr Bean at the premiere.

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Johnny English 3 will be released on October 12, 2018 in the UK.

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