Wesley Snipes has just signed on for the upcoming sequel to Coming to America. THR reports that he has joined the cast but there is no information as to who he will play in the film.
He comes into the film as a new character since we have confirmation on many of the cast from the first film reprising their roles. James Earl Jones will be returning as King Jaffe Joffer, Arsenio Hall is reprising his role as Semmi and of course Eddy Murphy is returning as Prince Akeem. Also among the returning cast are Rick Ross and Paul Bates who will be playing the stiff upper lipped body guard to the prince.
In the sequel Prince Akeem is set to become the king of Zamunda. He finds out he has a son in the United States and because it is his father’s dying wish(James Earl Jones) he comes back to the states to find him. His son is a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle.
Craig Brewer is directing the film based on the screenplay from Kenya Barris, who created the hit series Blackish. Producing the film is Murphy and Kevin Misner. Barris will serve as an executive producer.
Coming to America 2 will premiere in theaters December 18th, 2020