The highly anticipated sequel to the iconic 1988 movie, Coming to America is getting a whole new face on it “Coming 2 America.” The movie which was initially scheduled to have a theatrical debut this year 2020, will be officially released on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021.
After 30 years, the great classic of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, Coming to America will be in the cinemas again, this time better. Presenting the highly anticipated sequel as “Coming 2 America.” The movie which features roles from some of the previous movie’s major casts, as well as new stars making debut appearances.
As presented in the images released by Amazon Studios. Eddie Murphy, who played the role of Prince Akeem Joffer, is seen dressed in his regal attires. Holding alongside his decades long sidekick, Arsenio Hall, playing the role of Semi.
With irresistible nostalgia, the movie brings back James Earl Jones, who played the role of the cherished King Jaffe Joffer. Whom with much interest, made known his appreciation, as he’s excited to take on his iconic role from the breathtaking movie once again.
“Of the countless characters I’ve portrayed, King Jaffe Joffer remains one of the most enjoyable and iconic characters I’ve had the pleasure of playing,”he said
“With his regal and commanding presence as the ruler of Zamunda, I reveled at bringing his presence to life for ‘Coming to America’ in 1988. And now, over 30 years later, I am honored to reprise my role once again in the sequel, ‘Coming 2 America.'”
More reinstated casts from the original movie includes Vanessa Bell Calloway, Shari Headley, Paul Bates and John Amos. Also, the movie features new additional casts. The new casts including Leslie Jones, Teyana Taylor, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, KiKi Layne and Wesley Snipes.
Wesley Snipes, who is now playing the role of General Izzi, was initially called to play Darryl (a rival of Prince Akeem) in the original movie. Snipes lost his role as Darryl 3 decades ago, to Eriq La Salle. Ever since then, Wesley Snipes revealed that he had always wished to work with Eddie Murphy while speaking to Entertainment Weekly.
“I auditioned for the first Coming to America, but I didn’t get to audition in front of Eddie,” Snipes previously told EW. “After three call backs, I ended up losing the role to Eriq La Salle. But, ever since I saw that movie, I’ve wanted to work with Eddie… I wanted check the great grandmaster comedian Eddie Murphy off my bucket list.”he said
“Working with him was surreal, joyful, hilarious, and, at times, a little scary, because you know he lives in the world of funny and you want to at least be in the room. I don’t know if it was toe to toe, I’d characterize it more like riding along, and, in some cases, hanging on. If you watch his films over the years, you can tell that a lot of the comedians in some way have a residue of Eddie’s style, and I even think some of us actors from that era. He’s so great that you pick up little things, maybe it’s timing or a little look. Eddie can convey the subtleties and humor in life and materialize our inner thoughts. He can say all of the stuff that we wish we had the nerve to say.”he further elaborated