Eddie Murphy Meets His Son in Second ‘Coming 2 America’ Trailer

by Gina Williams

February 4, 2021

It took over 30 years, but we finally get a tease of Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem meeting his long-lost son in the second trailer for Coming 2 America

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

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)

The trailer teases Murphy meeting his son and his wife’s (Shari Headley) reaction to the surprising news. The couple, who share a daughter together, tackle traditional gender roles when Murphy considers making his son the heir to the throne instead of considering their daughter.

Aside from Murphy, Hall, and Headely returning to the film, other fan-favorites from James Earl Jones and John Amos 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.

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 Queens, New York.

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

 

 

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