The sequel to the 1988 comedy, Coming 2 America, has added Wesley Snipes. Leslie Jones, Michael Blackson and rapper, Rick Ross to the cast. Additionally, original cast members James Earl Jones and Paul Bates are returning, joining Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, who will reprise their roles from the original film.
The original film chronicles the life of Akeem as he travels from his African kingdom to Queens, New York, hoping to find himself a queen there. In the sequel, Akeem is about to become king when he discovers he has a long-lost son in Queens. Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom this son as the crowned prince, Akeem sets off to find him.
Snipes will play a new character named General Izzi, who rules a neighboring country to Zamunda, homeland of Murphy’s Prince Akeem while Ross’ role in the film is still unclear. The sequel is set to hit theaters Dec. 18, 2020.