First image of Eddie Murphy in Coming To America sequel revealed 9 months ago

First image of Eddie Murphy in Coming To America sequel revealed

Prince Akeem is back

The first image of Eddie Murphy's return as Prince Akeen in the sequel to 1988's Coming to America has been released.


Coming 2 America was due to be released in cinemas, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic it will instead be released on Amazon Prime on March 5 2021.

Get your first look at Murphy donning the crown again below.

According to studio Paramount, the plot sees Akeem discover that he has a royal lineage of his own.

Set after the events of the first film, former Prince Akeem Joffer is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler).

Honoring his royal father's (James Earl Jones) dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) set off to America once again.


Speaking about the sequel, Eddie Murphy said: "My favorite part of reuniting with the cast of Coming to America was making a movie that's as good as the first one.

"Getting everybody together, including Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, John Amos, James Earl Jones and the rest of my royal family, and making a really great movie, that's my favorite part.

"What I'm most excited about the audience seeing is how amazing this movie is. We have incredible new cast members like Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Jermaine Fowler, KiKi Layne and my own daughter, Bella Murphy, among others, who are all so funny and really brought their A-game.

"It's just a great picture and I'm excited to have audiences see it.

"This is the perfect time to return to Zamunda because it's been a while since we've had a great comedy that everybody can enjoy. Zamunda is a very funny place, and the world needs that right now."


Coming 2 America is directed by Craig Brewer, written by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, Justin Kanew and David Sheffield.

Starring alongside Eddie Murphy are Arsenio Hall, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Jermaine Fowler, Shari Headley, John Amos,, and James Earl Jones.