By now, you’ve probably seen the dazzling array of first look photos from highly anticipated movie-of-the-moment “Coming 2 America” set to exclusively release on Prime Video March 5th, 2021.
The star-studded sequel stars 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, Bella Murphy.
Yep, literally everybody.
Entertainment Weekly shared several of the first production stills, along with an exclusive interview with Craig Brewer.
It’s 30 years later and Prince Akeem is preparing for life as a king… There’s trouble on the horizon with a neighboring country because of something Akeem did or did not do in the first movie.
And he finds out that he has a son in America that he did not know he had. He has three daughters with Lisa (Headley) and now there’s this blended family that is happening. Prince Akeem now needs to be a king and have children of his own and find out how to rule his kingdom with these old laws. He’s got some problems he’s got to figure out and he’s got a little bit more depth in this particular one.
According to EW, Jermaine Fowler plays Akeem’s newly discovered side seed and Leslie Jones plays his mom.
Brewer also opened up about witnessing on-set moments between Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall back in the old familiar barbershop.
Kenya Barris is one of the most powerful men in entertainment, and we’re sitting there on set and when Eddie and Arsenio walked into the barbershop as the old barbershop characters, we giggled like school children. [Laughs] We just dropped all sense of maturity and decorum. It was like, “Can you believe that we are doing this? Can you believe we’re at the barbershop? There’s Clarence [Murphy] for God’s sake!” And it was just infectious.
The crew grew up on Coming to America so they’re trying to be professional but they’re just trying to bite their cheeks so they don’t smile the whole time. And you’ve got to remember that Eddie and Arsenio haven’t done this in more than 30 years, and now they’re just cracking jokes and having a blast — and this is even after they’ve been in eight hours of makeup.
Are you excited about “Coming 2 America?” If so, what character are you most excited to see? Tell us down below and peep the best (and funniest) reactions to the first look photos on the flip.
— Double L must Rock The Bells (@LoveThePuck) December 18, 2020
“I fully believe Wesley Snipes didn’t have to go through wardrobe for COMING 2 AMERICA. Those are his normal clothes” – haaaa
— GirlTyler (@sheistyler) December 19, 2020
“All I know is Patrice better be in #Coming2America. 1988 City Girl” – PERIODT
I fully believe Tracy Morgan didn’t have to go through wardrobe for COMING 2 AMERICA. Those are his normal clothes. pic.twitter.com/GPELK6iZ8g
— Robert Daniels (@812filmreviews) December 18, 2020
“I fully believe Tracy Morgan didn’t have to go through wardrobe for COMING 2 AMERICA. Those are his normal clothes” – completely agree
😆 Marriage … #Coming2America
How it started: How it’s going: pic.twitter.com/FHa7UQHBRo
— Frankie Blair (@iamFrankieBlair) December 17, 2020
“Marriage … #Coming2America
How it started: How it’s going:” – welpity welppp
— RayView ATL (@RayViewATL) December 18, 2020
“#Coming2America there’s no way these dudes still in the barbershop?! 32 years later they gotta be pushing 90 to 100” – movies are gonna movie
— Julien Jouanneau (@juljouanneau) December 17, 2020
“Soul Glo is back in #Coming2America” – YES
— Nother Brother Ent. (@NotherBrother) December 17, 2020
“Is that RYAN COOGLER in #Coming2America” – it certainly looks like it
— LandHawk12 (@tomleaney) December 17, 2020
“Looks like #Coming2America has much bigger crown budget this time” – we love to see it
— The Extroverted Introvert (@jessicaarielw) December 17, 2020
“Come on Fancy with the Lead Rose Bearer promotion!” – she deserves!
Everybody and they mama in Coming To America 2.
— k a r y. (@itsKARY_) December 19, 2020
“Everybody and they mama in Coming To America 2” – EVERYBODY
1988 2021 pic.twitter.com/X0MdkYzmcU
— Levee’sNewShoes(Don’tStepOnMe) (@KirkWrites79) December 17, 2020
“1988 2021” – Black doesn’t crack in the “Coming To America” cinematic universe