Eddie Murphy Officially Confirmed To Star In 'Coming To America' Sequel

It's official, Eddie Murphy will be reprising his iconic role as Prince Akeem.

Over 30 years after the original Coming To America was released, Murphy has been confirmed to star in the long-awaited sequel which will be directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle And Flow, Empire). 

The reboot will centre on Akeem discovering he has a long-lost son, who could stand to be the "unlikely heir" to the kingdom of Zamunda, according to Deadline. 

And although not confirmed, the "intention" is to bring back the majority of the classic cast including Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos and Shari Headley.

There's no word yet if Paula Abdul will choreograph another exquisite dance scene for Coming To America 2, but we've got our fingers crossed.

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“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Murphy said in a statement of the new project. 

“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.”

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While Coming To America is an undisputed favourite, a number of fans online are being cautiously pessimistic about a sequel that could ruin everything.

Does the classic film really need to go through the remake treatment? Does it even make sense that Akeem has a long-lost son? We have so many questions!

Coming To America doesn't have a release date just yet, and we'll presumably find out important plot details soon. But all we really need is confirmation that Sexual Chocolate will be making an appearance.

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