It seems that the long wait may finally be over. Amazon Studios has dropped the trailer for the long delayed Coming 2 America, giving hope that its March 5th, 2021 release date will be the one that sticks, after COVID-19 pushed its initial August 7th release back to December 18th before a second delay to its current date.
The delays are oddly fitting for a sequel that’s arriving 33 years after its beloved predecessor. Rumors of the follow-up have been discussed for decades and now everyone will be able to see if the wait was worth it once Amazon releases the film digitally on Prime Video in just a few months.
The sequel sees Eddie Murphy returning to one of his most iconic roles, that of Akeem Joffer, the Prince of Zamunda. The original John Landis directed film Coming to America saw Akeem travel to New York in order to find a wife to bring home with him. Now he’ll be returning to America for an all-new quest.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
As seen there, Arsenio Hall is also returning to the cast, which has a loaded ensemble of new and returning faces. Joining Murphy and Hall are Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones, and more.
Coming 2 America is directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan), reuniting with Murphy after their success on the 2019 Netflix release Dolemite Is My Name. The film is written by Kenya Barris and Barry W. Blaustein & David Sheffield.
Amazon Studios will release Coming 2 America on Prime Video globally on March 5th, 2021. Watch the trailer below: