Now Eddie Murphy is all set to return on screen, with an interesting flick.
Craig Brewer is directing the follow-up to the 1988 comedy helmed by John Landis for Paramount. That plot has some very basic similarities to the subplot of Black Panther, so one wonders if that film's success provided the motivation and momentum needed to get another installment of Coming to America off the ground.
The original film also starred James Earl Jones, John Amos, Shari Headley, and Arsenio Hall and racked up a global total of nearly $300 million at the box office.
In a statement, Murphy said of Brewer's appointment: "After many years of anticipation, I'm thrilled that "Coming to America 2" is officially moving forward".
Time for Maurizio Sarri to put trust in Chelsea's talented youngsters
Manchester City went back to the top of the table on Sunday following their 6-0 demolition of Chelsea . Sarri is under pressure after some dismal results.
'We've assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an incredible job on Dolemite [Is My Name], and I'm looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen'.
So far, August 7, 2020 is home to a still untitled WB Event film. As well as this, "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris is reworking a sequel script by the original's writers, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield.
The studio hired Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer to direct, and Deadline reports that the sequel will revolve around Prince Akeem learning about a long-lost son, and returning to America "to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda".
Stay tuned for more updates.