Comes 2 America just got a new official poster ahead of its debut on Amazon Prime Video next month. Originally it was expected Coming to America The sequel was supposed to hit theaters last year, but the premiere was canceled due to the pandemic. Amazon has since picked up the rights for an exclusive debut on Prime with a Comes 2 America release date now set to March 5.
One previously released Comes 2 America teaser poster gave us a look at Prince Akeem Joffer who returned to New York with Eddie Murphy takes up its iconic role. Amazon’s new poster features the entire cast of the ensemble, featuring a mix of several returning stars from Coming to America along with many newcomers to the franchise. You can check it out below.
Comes 2 America brings back Eddie Murphy as Akeem Joffer, Arsenio Hall as Semmi, Shari Headley as Lisa, John Amos as Cleo McDowell, Paul Bates as Oha the Royal Servant, Louie Anderson as Maurice, Vanessa Bell Calloway as Imani Izzi and James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer. Murphy and Hall will also reprise some of their multiple roles from the original film, such as the hairdressing group and Sexual Chocolate singer Randy Watson.
In the new sequel, Jermaine Fowler also plays Akeem’s son, Lavelle; Leslie Jones as Lavelle’s Mother Tracy Morgan as Lavelle’s uncle; KiKi Layne as Akeem and Lisa’s daughter, Princess Meeka; Wesley Snipes as General Izzi; Teyana Taylor as General Izzi’s henchman; and even Rick Ross as himself.
Set three decades after the events of Coming to AmericaAkeem (Murphy) has just been crowned the new king of the opulent and royal land of Zamunda. When they learn that he has a long-lost son who still lives in New York, Akeem and his faithful confidant Semmi (Hall) return to the United States to find the young man (Fowler) so that he can be cared for as the crown prince. Along the way, he will meet some familiar faces he may have seen on Akeem’s first visit to the country.
Craig Brewer, who previously worked with Murphy on the hit Netflix movie Dolemite is my name, directs Comes 2 America using a screenplay written by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield. Justin Kanew also contributed to the story. Kevin Misher is co-producing with Eddie Murphy, and executive producers are Brian Oliver, Bradley Fischer, Valerii An, Kenya Barris, Charisse Hewitt-Webster, Michele Imperato Stabile, and Andy Berman. Ruth E. Carter did the costumes, which are perfect as we can see from the poster and trailer.
Comes 2 America is scheduled to release worldwide exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021. An official poster for the new film was also released in December, giving a much better idea of what to expect from the sequel. Many fans are just as excited to see the return of Sexual Chocolate as they are to see Akeem and Semmi back in New York. The new poster comes from Amazon Prime.
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