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Coming To America director reveals sequel is ‘dream come true’ as Eddie Murphy films in New York

Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in Coming To America
and the gang are returning for Coming To America 2(Picture: Paramount)

Eddie Murphy lately confirmed we’d be blessed with a Coming To America sequel, greater than 30 years after the unique was launched.

And director Craig Brewer revealed it was a ‘dream come true’ to be given the job – as the primary movie is certainly one of his favourites.

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‘Every day I simply wish to return in a time machine and discuss to my 16 yr outdated self and say, “You’ll never guess what you’re going to be doing in the future.”

‘When I was 16 and watching Coming to America I wanted to be Prince Akeem. But now I’ve bought two children and a few life behind me, I discover that I’m in all probability slightly bit nearer to King Jaffe, James Earl Jones’ character!’

Coming To America 2 might be launched subsequent yr, and sees Eddie reprise his position as Prince Akeem – who swapped fictional African nation Zamunda for New York in a bid to seek out love.

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And, greater than 30 years later, he’ll be returning to the US to trace down a long-lost son.

Craig Brewer and Eddie Murphy
Craig Brewer lifted the lid on Coming To America filming (Picture: Getty)

Filming is already underway, with the comic noticed working across the streets of New York, not solely going unnoticed in golden regalia.

While extra footage confirmed him clutching a wad of money, slipping again into his iconic ‘New York tourist’ look.

Eddie is producing the sequel, alongside Kenya Barris, and might be reunited with everybody from the unique film, together with James Earl Jones (Jaffe Joffer) and Arsenio Hall – who performed his greatest buddy Semmi.

While Wesley Snipes, Rick Ross, Leslie Jones and Kiki Layne are simply a few of the well-known faces becoming a member of the gang.

Craig additionally revealed an elephant from the primary movie can even be making a reappearance.

‘I will give you one spoiler: Babar, who is the small elephant you see in the original, is now grown and is a father himself,’ he added to Empire. ‘He is in the film.

‘His agent actually is a ache in the ass, although. Constantly on our ass in regards to the dimension of a trailer, about his perks. You assume that “must have green M&Ms in the bowl” factor is large for rock stars, wait till you get that f***ing elephant’s agent on the road.

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‘It’s intense. It actually is.’

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