Okay, okay - this is far from exclusive. Every entertainment outlet that exists got and has posted the same pics including the one above, but since I'm always looking for new content I'm going to post them here too.This morning I got an email that declared “Amazon Studios will exclusively release COMING 2 AMERICA globally on Prime Video March 5th, 2021.”
The plot you ask? The press release offers this: “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.”
And it looks like the entire cast is returning, with some new recruits: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, with Wesley Snipes and James Earl Jones. Also starring John Amos, Teyana Taylor, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Paul Bates, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Bella Murphy.
Whew, what a mighty ensemble! Seriously though, I'm all for the resurgence of Eddie Murphy as I adored DOLEMITE IS MY NAME, and loved his return to Saturday Night Live last year, so COMING 2 AMERICA has potential to be a worthwhile watch when March rolls around. So here's the rest of the NON EXCLUSIVE pictures from the upcoming sequel:
So there you go - non exclusive pics from the highly anticipated follow-up to the over 30 year old comedy classic (is it a classic?), COMING TO AMERICA. Maybe the only real surprise is that the nearly 90-year old James Earl Jones looks as healthy and spry as the rest of the cast.