EDDIE Murphy is back as Coming 2 America’s King Akeem and the release of the full trailer gives fans a taste of the humour that made the original film a hit thirty years ago.
The long-awaited sequel sees Eddie reunite with his co-star Arsenio Hall, who plays his trusty aide and confidante, Semmi.
The trailer sees a flamboyant return for the two who are sent on a quest to head back to America by Akeem’s father (James Earl Jones).
Akeem, now king, must find the whereabouts of his newly revealed son.
His son LaVelle, played Jermaine Fowler is transported back to his father’s kingdom with his mum (Leslie Jones), where an awkward reunion takes place with Akeem’s current wife and three daughters.
Last year, Amazon Prime Video announced a sequel to the classic 80s film was in the works, followed by the first picture from the movie which saw Murphy sitting on a leopard print throne.
The snap showed Eddie, 59, dressed in regal attire as King Akeem, looking as delighted as fans will be once the film premieres on the streaming service March 5, 2021.
The clip also gives fans a glimpse of the multitude of characters played by Murphy and Hall in the film – both old and new.
Speaking about the film, Eddie said: “My favorite part of reuniting with the cast of Coming to America was making a movie that’s as good as the first one.
“Getting everybody together, including Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, John Amos, James Earl Jones and the rest of my royal family, and making a really great movie, that’s my favorite part.”
As well as reuniting with original cast members, a whole host of new faces are also taking part in the film, which Eddie is thrilled about.
He said: “What I’m most excited about the audience seeing is how amazing this movie is.
“We have incredible new cast members like Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Jermaine Fowler, KiKi Layne and my own daughter, Bella Murphy, among others, who are all so funny and really brought their A-game.
“It’s just a great picture and I’m excited to have audiences see it.”
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The original film was released in 1988, but Eddie thinks now is the perfect time for the sequel to be released.
He explained: “This is the perfect time to return to Zamunda because it’s been a while since we’ve had a great comedy that everybody can enjoy.
“Zamunda is a very funny place, and the world needs that right now.”
Coming 2 America is released on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021.
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