Movie sequel news has caused quite a buzz lately. We got confirmation earlier this month that the long-awaited sequel to Disney’s “Enchanted” is finally in the works after a 13-year hiatus. But, if you think 13 years is a long time to wait for the continuation of a great story, then Eddie Murphy has something to top that.
It’s been almost 33 years since Murphy’s movie “Coming to America” hit theaters in 1988. But, the time has come for Prince Akeem to make his royal return to film, and “Coming 2 America” will hit Amazon Prime video on March 5, 2021.
“’Coming to America'” was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Thanks to Eddie Murphy’s comedic genius along with the brilliant filmmakers, writers, and fabulous cast, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this new adventure. We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite.”
In the original film, Murphy played Prince Akeem, of the fictional African country Zamunda, who went to America to find a bride. Now, decades later, Akeem is about to become king when his father King Jaffe Joffer (played by James Earl Jones) shares some shocking news.
The newly released trailer gives the audience a sneak peek of the king’s big announcement:
Fans of the original will be happy to see Murphy as well as Arsenio Hall reprising other roles in the film including in the classic barbershop scene.
A number of other stars round out the cast of “Coming 2 America” including Wesley Snipes, Shari Headley, John Amos, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan and Jermaine Fowler.