Murphy is getting back on the screen with his popular character of prince Akeem which was hidden since 1988. The popular 80s star Eddie Murphy, best known for giving voice to the character of ‘Donkey’ in the Shrek movies is returning in the sequel of one of his greatest hit, ‘Coming 2 America’ (1988). The sequel ‘Coming 2 America 2’ is in the pre-production phase under Paramount Pictures and will be released next year.
This 80s blockbuster movie is one of the classics directed by John Landis where Eddie plays the character of ‘Akeem, an African royal brat. He visits America with his companions as an ordinary guy in search of love after blew off his arranged wedding. The movie was predictable but quite funny and became a huge blockbuster. Now after so many years, it is getting a sequel which is very exciting for all those fans who have watched it and the original star cast waiting for it to be in making since forever.
Murphy being excited on the news, told media, “After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming To America 2 is officially moving forward. We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”
There is a rumour that Eddie will also be the main villain in the movie as per the storyline of the sequel. Arsenio Hall is also reprising his character of Semmi in the movie. Apart from him, most of the original star cast including John Amos, James Earl Jones and Dave Chappelle will be on board too.
The time gap between the first movie and the sequel is huge. There is a big challenge to make a sequel after more than 30 years of the release of the original movie and Craig Brewer has stepped up for this difficult task. He had started working on the sequel as the director.
As per some valid sources the plot revolves around Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem coming back to America when he gets to know that he has a long-lost son who can become the heir to the throne of his kingdom, Zamunda.
The release date has been marked on August 7th, 2020 according to which the shooting will start very soon. Most of the young audience are clueless about the original movie since it is very old and not everyone has watched it. But the existing fans are very happy and excited since it is one of the best of that time and after so many years how it will get adapted with 2020 culture will be interesting to watch for viewers.
We hope the second part would be equally good as the original one and make space for more sequels in the future.
So, for those who haven’t seen Coming to America, it is the best time to watch it as you can see the sequel as well and enjoy it more in a few months.