Coming 2 America full-length trailer details more about King Akeem's son

Joe Anderton
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Coming 2 America is just over a month from releasing, over 30 years since the release of the original classic Eddie Murphy comedy Coming to America, and we have a new full-length trailer to celebrate.

The Shrek actor is back as Akeem, now the King of Zamunda (which isn't fictional like Wakanda, he insists), as well as soul singer Randy and the barbershop lads.

He's joined by Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones and Tracy Morgan, The Old Guard's Kiki Layne, Wesley Snipes and James Earl Jones.

The latter's character sets the plot in motion by revealing Akeem has a son, and it's his wish to see the child become Zamunda's main heir.

Photo credit: Amazon Prime Video
Photo credit: Amazon Prime Video

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The new trailer, which you can check out above, details more of the story compared to the first one, showing that Snipes' General Izzi wants to take over the country. It also shows that Akeem fathered the child before he met his wife, not that that information stops his family from being torn in two.

The film has had quite the journey to release.

It was announced that Paramount was developing a sequel back in 2017, although Eddie Murphy wasn't attached straight away.

Photo credit: Amazon Prime Video
Photo credit: Amazon Prime Video

The film was set for a cinematic release in December 2020, but that wasn't possible for reasons we are all too aware of.

Amazon then swooped in and reportedly spent a whopping $125 million to get the rights to exclusively release the film on its streaming platform.

Coming 2 America will be released on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021.

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