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A 'Coming to America' Sequel Is Currently In Development

A sequel to Eddie Murphy's "Coming to America" is currently in development.

Eddie Murphy caused quite the frenzy a few weeks back when an account in his name, sent out a tweet asking followers if they wanted a sequel of his 1988 classic Coming to America.


It was later confirmed, via his daughter's Instagram, that he didn't even know he had a Twitter account, and the page was deleted soon after. The ordeal pretty much quashed all hopes of a possible sequel.

Or so we thought.

Entertainment Weekly is now reporting that Paramount Pictures is currently developing Coming to America 2, and they've commissioned the film's original writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield to pen it.

There's no word yet, as to whether or not Murphy will reprise his role as the endearing Prince Akeem Joffer of Zamunda, or if any of the original cast members: James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and Arsenio Hall—to name a few—will appear in the film.

The fact that Murphy hasn't yet been confirmed isn't sitting well with everyone. Some are skeptical about how the film will be executed.

Others seem genuinely excited about the news, it appears that some folks have been waiting for this moment for their entire lives.

Both positions are valid—a Coming to America sequel could either be insanely good or uncomfortably bad. Either way, our curiosity has piqued.

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The 10 Best HHP Songs Ranked

On the second anniversary of HHP's passing, we rank 10 of the South African hip-hop legend's best songs.

Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known by his alias HHP, was a pivotal part of South African hip-hop. Renowned for trailblazing the motswako sub-genre in the early 2000s, the rapper sadly passed away on October 24th, 2018 after a long and much publicised bout with depression.

During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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