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Eddie Murphy confirms “Coming to America 2” is in the Works

BellaNaija.com

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People have for the longest time been waiting for a prequel to the classic 1988 comedy “Coming to America” starring Eddie Murphy.

Well, “Coming to America 2” is finally in the works and the comedian Murphy has confirmed just that.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the comedian, in a statement, said the movie is “officially moving forward.”

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 [Is My Name], and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.

The script is apparently being rewritten by “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris, after it was created by the original movie’s writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield.

The movie will follow Murphy’s character, the “African prince” Akeem, who will return to America in search of his long-lost son, the heir to the Zamudan throne.

While the first movie was quite ignorant of Africa, following the Hollywood trope of lumping Africa nondescript entity with its people backward and unexposed, let’s hope the second is more sensitive to the times, recognising that Africa, too, is an urban place.

7 Comments

  1. Uberhaute Looks

    January 12, 2019 at 11:17 am

    That would be great!

  2. Tamuno

    January 12, 2019 at 11:18 am

    I sure would be waiting for it.

  3. Kudi Klepto

    January 12, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Don’t do it Eddie. A classic does not need a sequel

    • Justmyopinion

      January 12, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      Baba eddie needs money to take care of 10kids. No one can blame him for that.

  4. Papermoon

    January 12, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I am not to keen about this… I may be wrong but I think somethings should be left alone. the memory is good enough…..

  5. Baybie

    January 12, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    YAS! We are ready for it

  6. Anon

    January 13, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Beverly Hills Cop part deux. Don’t do it.

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