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Amazon Prime was recently delighted by its clever title Coming 2 America, which follows the 1988 comedy Coming To America by Eddie Murphy. The follow-up received mixed reviews and three positive stars that read as “Coming 2 America doesn’t catch its predecessor’s magic completely. However, fans of the original will appreciate the new twist and call back to the first film.”

The successor to Coming to America may have taken 33 years to come on our screens, but it never meant that one has to further wait for another three decades for the third film to be released. 

Unfortunately, we don’t know anything more, unfortunately, than how much it takes, and Murphy himself has the idea. The comedian told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest that it really would take 16 years. To quote him, he said, “I have to be 75 to do it, and not make me up like 75 but be 75.”

That’s not much info. And that doesn’t mean it’s going to come into action just because Murphy has an idea for a third film in the franchise. 

Coming 2 America is a screened deal, historically speaking, that does not leave much to understand and does not end in riddles. There’s no post-credit scene for the public to entice.

King Akeem has a son that he never knows about, and he is focused on the law of the throne that the son will be the next in line. But towards the end of the movie, King Akeem decides on altering the law after many hijinks and lessons learned to allow his daughter Meeka (Kiki Layne) to ascend the throne after his death.

Akeem gives his blessing on the holy matrimony and marriage to Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler) and Mirembe (Nomzamo Mbatha). The neighbouring Nexdorian nation thwarts general Izzi (Wesley Snipes) and his preparations for the aggressive taking over of Zamunda.

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However, the finishing line that has been over definitely opening up the story for a third film. In her preparations for the triumph of Zamunda, we may pursue Princess Meeka— maybe King Akeem will give up her and let her over, or perhaps the Kingdom and rule of Meeka might be further threatened.

Murphy portrayed Coming to America as more like a classic fairytale that is broken with the present problems. It remains to be seen how these thematic changes relate to the Coming 3 America.


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