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Coming 2 America (December 18, 2020)

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A whole heap of actors are coming to Coming to America. The sequel to the 1988 comedy — known as Coming 2 America, naturally — has added Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Kiki Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk), and rapper Rick Ross to the cast. Additionally, original cast members James Earl Jones and Paul Bates are returning, joining Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, who will reprise their (primary) roles from the original film.

Snipes will play a new character named General Izzi, who rules a neighboring country to Zamunda, homeland of Murphy’s Prince Akeem. Layne will play Akeem’s daughter, and Leslie Jones’ role is being kept under wraps. James Earl Jones, of course, will reprise his role as Akeem’s father, King Jaffe Joffer, with Bates as royal servant Oha.

Ross’ role in the film is also unclear, but the rapper revealed in a recent radio interview with Nick Cannon that scenes were being shot at his Atlanta estate.

The beloved original film follows Akeem as he travels from his African kingdom to Queens, New York, hoping to find himself a queen there. In the sequel, Akeem is about to become king when he discovers he has a long-lost son in Queens. Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom this son as the crowned prince, Akeem sets off to find him.

The sequel will reunite the trio of Murphy, Snipes, and director Craig Brewer, who worked together on the upcoming biopic Dolemite Is My Name, which tells the tale of provocative stand-up comedian Rudy Ray Moore.

Coming 2 America, produced by black-ish creator Kenya Barris alongside Murphy and Kevin Misher, is set to hit theaters Dec. 18, 2020.

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Well look at that. Its another entry in the growing number of sequels to comedies from decades ago.

I can't wait until we get Airplane III.

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Urgh.

Do we have to keep doing this?

Can't we just leave the classics alone?
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Re: Coming To America 2 (TBA)

Let that Soul Glo

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The female empowerment theme of the original seems timely in today’s climate.
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It would be good to see Darth Vader, the dad from Good Times aka James Evans Sr, and Arsenio again.

I'm also glad to read they're all still alive.
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Re: Coming To America 2 (TBA)

Should be called Coming to America Again.

Only reason I want a sequel:

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I want to see what Sexual Chocolate is up to as well.

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Re: Coming To America 2 (TBA)

Why??? Its been so long since the first one came out
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Why??? Its been so long since the first one came out
Because Hollywood out of ideas
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I have a concern this will end up being so neutered it will actually damage future generations enjoyment of the original..

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Because Hollywood out of ideas
I don't buy this. It's that they are risk averse. New ideas are risky. They like their dumb/bad formulas because there is less risk.

It's also pretty difficult to come up with a new idea that involves a cohesive concrete narrative. Most everything in English is some variation of a Shakespeare play anyway lol. Film should go to what it wants to be and that's abstract, but abstract is much harder to sell.

Cohesive concrete narratives are the domain of the stage. Film can do so much more than this. This isn't to say the stage can't nor shouldn't also use abstract concepts, but film can do it better.
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