Eddie Murphy Officially Confirmed For Coming To America 2.
As excited as I am for a sequel I’m also very concerned. As most of us have experienced, sequels usually miss the mark. Especially when a sequel comes out years after the original. My father introduced me to the first Coming To America. My father named my sister after one of the main characters. So naturally when I heard of Coming To America 2, I smiled. Fans including myself were concerned if Eddie Murphy would return for a leading role. Paramount recently confirmed Eddie Murphy would in fact return as Prince Akeem. Furthermore, they’re bringing back the film’s original director for the sequel.
Deadline reported Coming To America 2 will find Eddie Murphy returning as Prince Akeem. Craig Brewer will team up with the veteran comedian once again for the film. Brewer recently worked on Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name. Murphy is excited to be working with Brewer again.
“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Murphy said in a statement. “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.”
Kenya Barris is currently re-writing a script by the original writers of Coming To America, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. There’s no official start date on the production but hopefully it’ll begin sometime this year. Coming To America 2 will follow the story of Prince Akeem’s return to America after discovering that he has a long lost son.