As much as it pains me to say this, I really do not want a Coming to America sequel. The original left such a indelible remark upon my psyche, that anything resembling a follow up seems…too late. But apparently Hollywood does not care for my needs and is going ahead with a sequel. Via Deadline:
Paramount Pictures is setting Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America 2, finally bringing to the starting gate the sequel to the 1988 blockbuster comedy. Eddie Murphy is poised to reprise his role as Akeem, the pampered African prince who became bored of potential marriage partners in the kingdom too in awe of him, and who traveled to Queens to go undercover and find a woman with a strong will that he could respect.
I kind of assumed that John Landis would be tasked with the sequel, but Eddie Murphy might have been keen on working with Craig Brewer again after wrapping up Dolemite Is My Name. Let’s hope this turns out great.