Sequels to classic films typically miss rather than live up to their expectations. Now, fans have been excited for Coming To America 2 since its announcement, but fans were not sure whether Eddie Murphy would return to the film franchise. In a recent announcement brought by Paramount, they have confirmed that this is the case and they will bring back the film’s original director.
According to Deadline, Coming To America 2 will have Eddie Murphy returning to his role as Prince Akeem. Murphy and Craig Brewer have already teamed up for Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name.
“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Murphy said. “We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”
A start date for production has yet to be announced, but hopefully it happens soon.