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The Coming 2 America release date is less than three months away

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall team up again
Eddie Murphy chats with Arsenio Hall in the upcoming sequel to Comic to America called Coming 2 America coming to Amazon Prime in March. Pic credit: ET Canada/Amazon Prime

The long wait is almost over.

The sequel to Coming to America, cleverly called Coming 2 America, is nearly ready to debut. This film comes more than three decades after the original movie hit theaters around the world, making a big splash everywhere it played.

In less than three months on March 5, 2021, the legendary 1988 film from John Landis that starred Eddie Murphy will finally be followed up as the ground-breaking Saturday Night Live sketch comedian reprises his role.

Coming 2 America will drop on Amazon Prime Video.

Who does Eddie Murphy play in Coming 2 America?

In the initial flick, the now 59-year-old Murphy played an unbelievably pampered prince from an African nation who traveled to Queens. In the New York City borough, this member of Zamuda royalty named Akeem went undercover so he could seek out a spouse to whom he was attracted for her intelligence and nothing else.

Meanwhile, in the fresh film, Akeem, who is now king of his country, “learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and [so he] must return to America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda,” according to IMDb.

Akeem will once again be joined in Coming 2 America by Semmi, played by Arsenio Hall. With his trusted confidant in tow, the pair will go back to New York to take on a brand new adventure that is sure to bring on plenty of laughs.

Who will join Murphy and Hall in Coming 2 America?

Besides the now 64-year-old Hall, a host of other cast members who originally appeared in Coming to America will once again be featured when Coming 2 America debuts on the streaming platform. Among them are James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos, and Louie Anderson.

Also, a keen lineup of other very fun-loving actors will be on board. These comedic thespians include Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Teyana Taylor.

“Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time. 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,” the head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, told Variety.

“We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite,” Salke added.

Coming To America will stream on Amazon Prime Video beginning March 5, 2021.

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