After many years of being just a talked about pipe dream, the proposed sequel to iconic 1980s comedy hit “Coming to America” became very real today.
Paramount Pictures held their CinemaCon in Las Vegas earlier today, showcasing footage from “Terminator: Dark Fate,” the live-action “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie, the young vs. old Will Smith assassin film “Gemini Man,” and a sizzle reel with title cards for “A Quiet Place 2, “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and a new “G.I. Joe”.
But one of the biggest responses to something shown came at the end when a clip was screened offering the first glimpse of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall back in character in “Coming to America Too”.
The footage was said to be very short and revealed no real details but does confirm that the movie is finally happening and is currently filming. Understandably the crowd went wild.
Craig Brewer helms the project in which Murphy’s Akeem comes back to America after he learns he has a long-lost son, who becomes the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. The film is currently targeting an August 7th 2020 release.