The highly anticipated sequel, Coming 2 America, finally has a release date, but fans aren't happy for a very big reason.
There's been an update on Eddie Murphy’s anticipated Coming To America sequel...
via: Getty ImagesAnd fans have had a lot to say on the news.
Murphy is a man of many talents...
via: Getty ImagesA prolific actor, comedian, writer, singer, and producer, who rose to stardom specifically on Saturday Night Live.
You may also know him from one of his acting roles...Murphy was the voice of Donkey in Shrek, a multi-million dollar movie franchise. This introduced him to a whole new generation of fans thanks to his oh-so-recognizable voice.
But perhaps his most famous role was in Beverly Hills Cop.The '84 classic has not aged a day, as one would hope. Some say it can be credited with bringing Murphy’s name into the mainstream.
However, Murphy has seemingly stepped back from regular acting roles over the past decade.
via: Getty ImagesAnd has starred in just 4 live-action flicks.
But, that's all set to change...
via: Getty ImagesThe star is returning to our screens once again in a sequel to the smash hit 1988 comedy, Coming To America.
Directed by John Landis, the original Coming To America saw Murphy star as the African prince Akeem...
via: imdbWho travels to New York City after being faced with the prospect of an arranged marriage.
The movie was a big winner at the box office.
via: imdbAnd grossed nearly $300 million in worldwide revenue. That's some big bucks!
More than 3 decades after the original...
via: imdbA long-awaited sequel was announced.
The sequel reportedly sees Akeem preparing to become king of the fictional country of Zamunda.
via: imdbBut, he discovers he has a secret son in America — a street-smart New Yorker named Lavelle.
In terms of the cast, a number of fan favorites are set to reprise their roles..
via: imdbIncluding James Earl Jones, who will be reprising his role as Akeem’s father, King Jaffe Joffer.
But, of course, the pandemic struck.
via: imdbA whole host of movies have been pushed back, falling victim to cancelations and delays.
The flick was originally set to arrive on August 7th...
via: Getty ImagesBut there's been a change of plan.
According to Variety, the comedy will head straight to Amazon Prime Video instead.
via: Getty ImagesThe streaming giant reportedly coughed up an eye-watering $125 million for the deal
Amazon are said to be reportedly ironing out the finer details of the deal with Paramount.
via: Getty ImagesBut, when the news surfaced, fans had a lot to say on the decision to skip theaters altogether...
@Variety @NextBestPicture Kinda not surprised— Isaiah Washington (@Isaiah Washington)1602611345.0
@Barrybgb @Variety @AmazonStudios @ParamountPics I’m gutted that I won’t be watching this on the big screen. Had th… https://t.co/iCpl691OeF— ivan_ivez (@ivan_ivez)1602615927.0
@Variety This is a real shame. Every movie deserves to be seen with an audience but this one especially. Seeing dol… https://t.co/38mUNgiMem— Sam the lion (@Sam the lion)1602612167.0
@RottenTomatoes @Variety That sucks. That movie needed to be in theaters.— TeN (@TeN)1602643848.0
@Variety @GraceRandolph Amazon keeps winning with these new releases— Nick Nocera (@Nick Nocera)1602610773.0
@Variety What the point of #Paramount developing movies now that they keep selling them off to competitors like… https://t.co/YF4SR95PT9— Seeking Media Productions (@Seeking Media Productions)1602611330.0
@Variety @trailertrack Feel bad for this movie, should have been an event for families over the holidays, instead i… https://t.co/J1HhwGMkkL— Metsrulein2k (@Metsrulein2k)1602610698.0
@Complex Eewww. why amazon prime 😒— chloe’s mic stand (@chloe’s mic stand)1602620712.0
@RottenTomatoes @Variety This suggests more about the actual finished movie than the current situation re covid19 I… https://t.co/XeACCcfO3O— Andrew Manzi (@Andrew Manzi)1602669271.0
@getFANDOM @LordDiscisk @Variety terrible news!!— Nino (@Nino)1602610898.0
So when will the flick be hitting Amazon Prime?
via: Getty ImagesComing 2 America is expected to premiere on the streaming service on December 18. Make sure to stay posted for more updates on the movie, especially while we wait for a trailer to drop! Want more from Murphy? Scroll on to watch the moment he accidentally swears during an SNL sketch...