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.
Although the sequel to 'Coming To America' was only announced a few weeks ago, a confirmed release date has now been set for it.
Black-ish's Kenya Barris will rewrite a script by Coming to America original writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield.
The hotly-anticipated sequel to 1988's "Coming to America" has been given an official release date of August 7, 2020, exciting Eddie Murphy fans everywhere.
The project has been in the works for several years with Jonathan Levine previously attached to direct. Kevin Misher will produce alongside Murphy, while Barris will executive produce.
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The original movie was directed by John Landis, with Murphy playing a charming African prince who traveled to New York City to escape an arranged marriage.
Murphy is expected to return for the follow-up, although no formal deal is in place yet.
Murphy has been confirmed to return to his role as Prince Akeem but it is not yet known whether the film's other stars including James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Arsenio Hall will return to their roles.
As for the cast and crew, having recently directed a number of episodes of the TV series Empire, Brewer now shares a shorthand with Murphy, having just directed him in the upcoming film, Dolemite Is My Name.