Prince (ahem, King) Akeem is again! The ‘Coming to America’ sequel, ‘Coming 2 America,’ might be launched in Jan. 2020, and the primary pictures have been revealed. See the enduring solid then and now.

The Zamundan royal household nonetheless reigns supreme! Coming 2 America, the highly-anticipated sequel to the 1988 comedy Coming to America, might be launched globally by way of Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021. The sequel is ready within the royal nation of Zamunda and follows newly topped King Akeem and his finest pal Semmi as they go on a hilarious new journey that takes them again to Queens, New York.

Eddie Murphy is again as Akeem, together with Arsenio Corridor as Semmi. They’ll be joined by different characters from the unique film and new solid members Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Teyana Taylor, in addition to Eddie’s personal daughter, Bella Murphy. Forward of the sequel’s launch, have a look again on the authentic Coming to America solid then and now.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem in ‘Coming to America’ and the sequel. (Everett Assortment/Amazon Studios)

Eddie Murphy, 59, stars as each Prince Akeem Joffer, prince of Zamunda, in each Coming to America and the 2021 sequel. Eddie has had an extremely profitable and profitable profession since Coming to America. He starred in hit films like The Nutty Professor, Dr. Dolittle, Mulan, and the Shrek movie collection.

The actor gained the Golden Globe for Finest Supporting Actor and earned an Oscar nomination for his position in Dreamgirls. He gained his very first Primetime Emmy Award for Excellent Visitor Actor in a Comedy Sequence for internet hosting Saturday Night time Reside in 2019. It was the SNL alum’s first time hosting the show since 1984. He acquired important acclaim for enjoying Rudy Ray Moore within the 2019 movie Dolemite Is My Title. 

Eddie started courting Nicole Mitchell in 1988, they usually married in 1993. They’ve 5 kids collectively. They divorced in 2006. Eddie dated Spice Women star Mel B following his divorce from Nicole, they usually have one baby collectively. He was additionally in a relationship with Tracey Edmonds. The actor has been courting Paige Butcher since 2012. They’ve two kids collectively and received engaged in 2018.

Arsenio Corridor

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Arsenio Corridor as Semmi in ‘Coming to America’ and its sequel. (Everett Assortment/Amazon Studios)

Arsenio Corridor, 64, performs fan-favorite Semmi, Akeem’s pal, in Coming to America and the sequel. Like Murphy, he performs further facet characters within the movies. The yr following Coming to America, Arsenio started internet hosting his personal speak present, The Arsenio Corridor Present. The present ran from 1989 to 1994 and once more from 2013 to 2014.

He’s appeared as himself on various reveals through the years. He additionally gained season 5 of Movie star Apprentice. Arsenio may be very non-public about his private life. He does have a son, who was born in 1998.

Shari Headley

Shari Headley
Shari Headley as Lisa in ‘Coming to America’ and its sequel. (Everett Assortment/Amazon Studios)

Shari Headley’s breakout position was enjoying Lisa McDowell in Coming to America. Lisa and Akeem fall in love over the course of the movie, they usually get married on the finish of the film. Shari, 56, returns to the position of Lisa within the 2021 sequel.

Following Coming to America, Shari appeared in different movies like The Preacher’s SpouseJohnson Household Trip, and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. She notably performed Det. Mimi Reed on All My Youngsters from 1991 to 1994. She starred as Jennifer Sallison within the OWN drama collection The Haves and the Have Nots from 2014 to 2016.

Shari was married to Christopher Martin, referred to as “Play” from the duo Child N’ Play, from 1993 to 1995. Their son was born in 1994.

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer in ‘Coming to America’ and its sequel. (Everett Assortment/Amazon Studios)

James Earl Jones, 89, was simply one of many many members of the star-studded Coming to America solid. He performed King Jaffe Joffer, Akeem’s father and King of Zamunda. He’s returning for the sequel as effectively. Madge Sinclair, who performed Akeem’s mother and the Queen of Zamunda, handed away in 1995.

James has one of the iconic voices in Hollywood. Everybody is aware of him because the voice of Darth Vader within the Star Wars franchise, however he additionally turned well-known for voicing the character of Mufasa within the 1994 Disney movie The Lion King. He voiced Mufasa once more within the 2019 live-action remake of The Lion King.

His different notable movies after Coming to America embody Subject of Desires, The Hunt for Purple October, The Sandlot, and extra. James has additionally had an unbelievable stage profession. He acquired an honorary Oscar in 2012. James’ second spouse, Cecilia Hart, died in 2016 after battling ovarian most cancers. That they had been married since 1982.

Garcelle Beauvais

Garcelle Beauvais
Garcelle Beauvais in 1988 vs. the ‘Coming to America’ sequel. (AP Pictures/Amazon Studios)

Garcelle Beauvais, 54, performed a rose bearer within the 1988 movie, and she or he might be returning for the sequel. Garcelle’s large break was enjoying Fancy on The Jamie Foxx Present from 1996 to 2001. She additionally performed A.D.A. Valerie Heywood on NYPD Blue from 2001 to 2004. Her different main movie roles embody White Home Down, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Flight, and extra.

She joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a brand new solid member in season 10. In 2020, she was introduced as a new co-host of the daytime speak present The Actual. Garcelle was married to Daniel Saunders, they usually have a son, Oliver, collectively. After her divorce from Daniel, she married Mike Nilon in 2001. Their twin sons have been born in 2007. Their divorce was finalized in 2011. On RHOBH, she opened up about how she found Mike was having an affair. When she confronted him about his texts with one other lady, he revealed that he’d been having an affair for five years.

John Amos

John Amos
John Amos as Cleo McDowell within the 1988 movie and at the moment. (Everett Assortment/AP Pictures)

John Amos, 80, will return as Cleo McDowell, Lisa’s father, within the 2021 sequel. After the 1988 authentic film, John went on to look in notable movies like Die Exhausting 2, Madea’s Witness Safety, and Uncut Gems.

He’s additionally had main TV roles as effectively. He recurred as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace on The West Wing from 1999 to 2004. He performed Buzz Washingon on Males in Timber from 2006 to 2008. In 2019, he appeared within the Reside in Entrance of a Studio Viewers primetime occasion for the Good Occasions episode.