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Eddie Murphy reprises his role as Prince Akeem in Coming 2 America trailer

He starred in the iconic 80s comedy Coming to America, which was released in 1988.

And 32 years later, Eddie Murphy is back as Prince Akeem Joffer of Zamunda in the sequel, Coming 2 America.

The film circles around the former Prince and to be King Akeem discovering he has a son he didn’t know existed living in America,  as seen in the just released trailer on Tuesday.

He’s back! Eddie Murphy is back as Prince Akeem Joffer of Zamunda in the sequel, Coming 2 America

His father, played by James Earl Jones, is heard saying in the opening of the trailer: ‘You must heed my words before I am gone son. Now you will be King.’

The castle – his home – is seen from far away before the inside is shown, including a statue of his father, who is also heard saying: ‘But the throne must pass to a male heir. Akeem, it appears you have a son who must be found.’

A party scene and a scene of a baby being held up appears before his father lying in bed is pictured revealing the news about a previously unknown son. 

A map of America, specifically the East Coast is shown with Akeem announcing: ‘Prepare the royal jet. We are going back to America.’

They're back! The film circles around the former Prince and to be King Akeem discovering he has a son he didn't know existed living in America, as seen in the just released trailer on Tuesday; Eddie and Arsenio Hall

They’re back! The film circles around the former Prince and to be King Akeem discovering he has a son he didn’t know existed living in America, as seen in the just released trailer on Tuesday; Eddie and Arsenio Hall

Honoring his request: His father, played by James Earl Jones, is heard saying in the opening of the trailer: 'You must heed my words before I am gone son. Now you will be King'

Honoring his request: His father, played by James Earl Jones, is heard saying in the opening of the trailer: ‘You must heed my words before I am gone son. Now you will be King’

His best friend and aide, Semmi, played by Arsenio Hall, replies: ‘Oh hell no, your majesty!’

Eddie’s character looks shocked at Semmi’s response. 

A gold plane is seen arriving into New York City before a montage of all the stars is seen.

Wow: The castle - his home is seen from far away before the inside is shown, including a statue of his father, who is also heard saying: But the throne must pass to a male heir. Akeem, it appears you have a son who must be found'

Wow: The castle – his home is seen from far away before the inside is shown, including a statue of his father, who is also heard saying: But the throne must pass to a male heir. Akeem, it appears you have a son who must be found’

Baby: A party scene and a scene of a baby being held up is shown before his father lying in bed is pictured revealing the news about a previously unknown son

Baby: A party scene and a scene of a baby being held up is shown before his father lying in bed is pictured revealing the news about a previously unknown son

Gorgeous: A woman in a red and gold dress flashes across the screen

Gorgeous: A woman in a red and gold dress flashes across the screen

Party: There was also a scene of a royal party

Where guest enjoyed dancing

Party: There was also a scene of a royal party

Cheeky: His best friend and aide, Semmi, played by Arsenio Hall, replies: 'Oh hell no your majesty!'

Cheeky: His best friend and aide, Semmi, played by Arsenio Hall, replies: ‘Oh hell no your majesty!’

Eddie, Arsensio, Jermaine Fowler who plays his long lost son Lavelle, as well as Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Shari Headley, Teyana Taylor, Wesley Snipes and James Earl Jones are shown.

Both Eddie and Arsenio play multiple other characters in the film that were also featured in the first film including the singer Randy Watson, the barbershop customer Saul and the barber shop owner Clarence.

Arsenio also plays Morris the barber and Reverend Brown. 

Eddie pictured

Arsenio seen

Stars: Eddie, Arsensio, Jermaine Fowler who plays his long lost son Lavelle, as well as Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Shari Headley, Teyana Taylor, Wesley Snipes and James Earl Jones are shown

Icon: James stars as Akeem's father, King Jaffe Joffer; he is King of Zamunda

Icon: James stars as Akeem’s father, King Jaffe Joffer; he is King of Zamunda

The film is directed by Craig Brewer with a screenplay by Kenya Barris, David Sheffield and Barry W. Blaustein.

The story was created by Justin Kanew, Barry and David, based on characters created by Eddie; Coming 2 America is produced by Kevin Misher and Eddie.

It was originally supposed to hit theaters through Paramount Pictures but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the domestic distribution rights were sold to Amazon Studios.

It will be released on March 5, 2021 on Amazon Prime unless countries where Paramount will release it to theaters. 

The original film Coming To America was released on June 29, 1988. 

Coming 2 America premieres on Amazon Prime on March 5, 2021.

Akeem and Semmi: In the original film, Akeem (Murphy) and his aide Semmi (Arsenio Hall) get jobs at McDowell's so Murphy can try and get close to Cleo's daughter Lisa (Shari Headley)

Akeem and Semmi: In the original film, Akeem (Murphy) and his aide Semmi (Arsenio Hall) get jobs at McDowell’s so Murphy can try and get close to Cleo’s daughter Lisa (Shari Headley)


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