In April, Coming to America stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall confirmed that they’d be reprising their roles within the inconceivable — however very actual — sequel, Coming 2 America. Now it appears that evidently the pair will probably be joined by none apart from Wesley Snipes for the extremely anticipated comedy characteristic, which was written by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and will probably be directed by Dolemite Is My Name and Empire alum Craig Brewer.
According to Deadline, Snipes will play “General Izzi, the ruler of a neighboring nation of Zamunda.” And contemplating the character of the Coming 2 America plot synopsis, there’s likelihood that Snipes’ character might find yourself being the movie’s antagonist:
In the sequel, Akeem is ready to turn into King of Zamunda however discovers he has a son he by no means knew about in America — a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his father’s dying want to groom this son because the topped prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America to satisfy the unlikely inheritor.
Snipes, who additionally stars alongside Murphy in Brewer’s Dolemite Is My Name, just lately re-entered the popular culture zeitgeist when Marvel Studios determined to reboot Blade with Mahershala Ali. While most of the actor’s followers weren’t too completely satisfied about his not being solid by Marvel, he didn’t appear to thoughts.
“Although the news comes as a surprise, it’s ALL GOOD. Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’” he wrote in an announcement. Now, we are going to all get to see him as what seems like a scenery-chewing position in an Eddie Murphy comedy.
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