YES!! Eddie Murphy Returning for Coming To America 2, Penned by ‘Black-ish’ Creator

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Coming to America may well be the most beloved movie in the Black American community and FINALLY, there is confirmation that the long-awaited sequel is coming! Eddie will be back, as we all John Amos, James Earl Jones and most of the original cast! And to make things even more awesome Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is writing the script!

Over 30 years ago, in 1988, Prince Akeem came to America, now he is coming back! Hustle and Flow director Craig Brewer will be directing and the script is being based on the one started by the original script writers back in 2017. So hopefully their magic will still shine through!

Eddie Murphy said:

“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,”

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“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.”

EW says the story follows Prince Akeem as he returns to America to seek his long-lost son, the heir to the throne in the African nation Zamunda.

Bariss also issued a statement saying:

“Craig’s ability to create a distinct cinematic world with each of his films is not only impressive but also what made him exactly the voice and vision we needed to bring this story to life,…. From Hustle and Flow to his work with Eddie on Dolemite Is My Name, he never fails to blow me away. He is a true auteur and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board.”

WE CANNOT WAIT! AND YOY?

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  1. If it’s coming back by any “Black-ish” creators, it’s not going to be anything close to authentic. It would have been good if it could have stayed in character to be something beautiful, as it was originally written. Now it will just be a “blackish” white man’s crapper rapper joke with some coonery and buffoonery and some Black comedian who doesn’t have Eddie Murphy’s professionalism and polish.

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