Last year it was announced that Coming to America 2 was happening, And now we officially have a release date!
Here's what Eddie Murphy has said about the upcoming sequel film:
"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."
It's speculated that Coming to America 2 is finally heading into production as a means for Paramount Pictures to get a big tax credit from the California Film Commission. Whatever the case may be, fan who have waited decades to revisit the world of Prince Akeem of Zamunda (Murphy), and his hilarious fish-out-of-water antics, after being dropped into American urban culture.
The exact plot details of "Coming 2 America" are being kept under wraps, but it's not as though Murphy and Co. don't have plenty of material to work with. American culture has changed pretty drastically since 1988, with there now being plenty for a outsider looking in to observe - and thoroughly mock. Thanks to Black Panther, the notion of African and/or African-American cultural wealth and nobility has also become a very real part of the Zeitgeist; which pretty much makes it an equal candidate for both insight and mockery, as only a master like Eddie Murphy can provide.
Coming 2 America will hit theaters on August 7, 2020.