It’s Here: Eddie Murphy Teases Fan-Favorite Characters in ‘Coming 2 America’ Trailer

by Gina Williams

December 22, 2020

It took over 30 years, but the highly-anticipated trailer for Coming 2 America is here. 

The 1988 cult-classic Coming to America that brought us non-stop laughs from Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem and Arsenio Hall as Semmi teases what we can expect in the new film.

And, what would the sequel be without Murphy’s and Hall’s additional roles in the movie?

In an interview on The Ellen ShowMurphy talked about the torture of having to endure hours of makeup to dress up as several characters in movies like Coming to America and The Nutty Professor. Although he promised himself that he’d never play multiple characters in a film again, he told Ellen that this movie just made sense. 

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 28: General views of the ‘McDowell’s’ pop-up restaurant, paying homage to the 1988 film, ‘Coming to America’ in Hollywood. The upcoming sequel to ‘Coming to America’ is currently in production. on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

 

So, which Murphy characters can we expect to see again in the sequel? 

The trailer teases the barbershop crew played by Murphy and Hall. And, while we didn’t catch a glimpse of “Jackson Heights very own, Randy Watson,” Murphy confirmed that he reprised the role along with all the other roles from the original film. And, just when it looks like Murphy has outdone himself yet again, the comedian said that fans could expect to meet a new character also played by him — a farmer. 

Aside from Murphy and Hall’s multiple character-comebacks, other fan-favorites from James Earl Jones, John Amos, and Shari Headly will be back.

HOLLYWOOD – JUNE 26: Actress Shari Headley attends the “Coming to America” Hollywood Premiere on June 26, 1988 at the Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

 

And, if the reunion cast isn’t enough to excite fans, new roles from Wesley Snipes to Leslie Jones and Teyana Taylor definitely should build up the release anticipation.

Last week, the cast teased images from the film.

 

In an Instagram post, Teyana Taylor introduced fans to her character Bopoto and her “papa” General Izzy, played by Wesley Snipes. “Bopoto & her papa General Izzy ready to f#%k some shit up,” Taylor captioned. “Y’all ready for #coming2america ??!!!!”

With the trailer’s release, fans should start packing their bags now to head with King Akeem and Semmi from Zamunda back to New York.

Take a look at the trailer inside. And, tell us — will you tune in?

 

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