Today, just a few days after it was originally supposed to hit theaters, Eddie Murphy’s 33-years-in-the-making sequel to Coming To America has received its first trailer. Less of a story portrait than a bit of crowd-pleasing fluff for fans of the original, the clip finds Akeem (Murphy) and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) back in the Queens barbershop where their aged alter-egos riff with abandon.
That said, there are a few new details here. James Earl Jones’ King Jaffe Joffer, for example, reveals on his deathbed that Akeem has a son back in America, one he must prepare to become his royal heir. We also get a glimpse of the new cast, which includes Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, and KiKi Layne, as well as pop star Teyana Taylor and Wesley Snipes, who appears to be having a ball. Also, the great John Amos will reprise his role as the proprietor of McDowell’s.
Watch it below:
Coming 2 America, directed by Craig Brewer (Dolemite Is My Name), premieres on Amazon Prime on March 5.