Eddie Murphy's 'Coming 2 America' Is Coming To Amazon Prime Video in December | 22 Words

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...

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And fans have had a lot to say on the news.

Murphy is a man of many talents...

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A 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.

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And has starred in just 4 live-action flicks.

But, that's all set to change...

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The 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...

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Who 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.

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And grossed nearly $300 million in worldwide revenue. That's some big bucks!

More than 3 decades after the original...

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A long-awaited sequel was announced.

The sequel reportedly sees Akeem preparing to become king of the fictional country of Zamunda.

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But, 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..

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Including James Earl Jones, who will be reprising his role as Akeem’s father, King Jaffe Joffer.

But, of course, the pandemic struck.

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A whole host of movies have been pushed back, falling victim to cancelations and delays.

The flick was originally set to arrive on August 7th...

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But there's been a change of plan.

According to Variety, the comedy will head straight to Amazon Prime Video instead.

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The 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.

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But, when the news surfaced, fans had a lot to say on the decision to skip theaters altogether...

So when will the flick be hitting Amazon Prime?

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Coming 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...