Thirty years ago, Coming to America amassed a vast fanbase when they hit big screens worldwide. Because of this, individuals anticipated the movie’s follow-up, which we are luckily getting next month on Amazon Prime. The trailer for the second film was released Wednesday morning via Amazon.
The storyline for Coming 2 America is set in the Big Apple, where Eddie Murphy‘s character, Akeem, temporary lives in the first movie. This time, Akeem resides in Zamunda, where he was deemed king, but he goes back to New York to find his son, who he has just found out about.
In Zamunda, one of the main rules is that only a male heir can take over the throne, so he sets off to bring his son back to prepare him as a ruler. Although his loving daughter disapproves, Akeem goes against her opinion so that he can make sure his son’s royal duties in the future will be up to par.
Eddie Murphy reprises his role as Akeem, and he works alongside Arsenio Hall, who will be playing his preceding character, Semmi.
The official synopsis reads:
“Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi(Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.”
Coming 2 America also stars Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Wesley Snipes, and James Earl Jones. The cast will be joined by John Amos, Teyana Taylor, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Paul Bates, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Bella Murphy.
Craig Brewer directed Coming 2 America, and Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield penned the script. Highly-esteemed costume designer Ruth E. Carter created the wardrobe for the film.
Watch Coming 2 America hit Amazon Prime’s roster on March 5th, 2021.