Prince Akeem comes back to America to look for a son he never knew. Here are all the latest updates on the upcoming comedy sequel.
Eddie Murphy's adventures as Zamunda's royal highness continue in Coming to America's sequel: Coming 2 America!
Directed by Craig Brewer, Coming 2 America brings back the soon-to-be-king Prince Akeem (Murphy) and his friends to the land of milk and honey 30 years after their first hysterical adventures.
Here's one of the funny scenes from the first film (We can't stop staring at that crazy gold necklace). Continue reading to know more about the sequel.
The comedy film sequel will follow the events of the first movie Coming to America released in 1988. For those who didn't see the first film, here's a short recap (If you wish to avoid spoilers, please skip to the next paragraph).
Prince Akeem Joffer flies to America in an attempt to escape an arranged marriage. He wants to find a woman who will love him for who he is, and not for what he has to offer.
He and his sidekick, Semmi, ended up in New York City borough of Queens where they met Lisa. Prince Akeem pretended to be poor and tried to win Lisa's heart. His true identity was later on revealed anyway, leaving Lisa hurt and confused. Long story short, things turned out great in the end as the two ended up marrying each other.
In the sequel, Coming 2 America, Prince Akeem Joffer is set to be King of Zamunda when he discovered he had a son he never knew in America. Before dying, Prince Akeem's father instructed him to groom this child as the crown prince. Prince Akeem comes back to America in search of his long-lost son.
How he happened to have a son and not know about it will be revealed in the film.
Eddie Murphy will reprise his role as Prince Akeem Joffer. Arsenio Hall is also coming back as his best friend, Semmi. Jermaine Fowler will play Lavelle, the lost son with Leslie Jones as his mother.
Shari Headley will also reprise her role as Lisa, Prince Akeem's wife. John Amos (as Cleo McDowell, Lisa's father), Paul Bates (as a royal servant), and James Earl Jones (as royal king/ Akeem's father) are also expected to return.
Coming 2 America is set to release on 18 December 2020.
Filming began on August 17, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. It was initially announced to release on August 7, 2020, but was delayed to reportedly to give way to director Antoine Fuqua’s Infinite movie.
There's no official trailer released yet as of this writing, but we will keep you posted.