Report: Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America’ Moves From Theaters To Amazon

Published: Tuesday 13th Oct 2020 by Sam

The hotly anticipated ‘Coming To America’ sequel is still set for release this year. However, its primary vehicle has reportedly changed in a major surprise move.

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According to Variety, the Eddie Murphy fronted ‘Coming 2 America’ is reportedly being sold by Paramount Pictures to Amazon Studios.

As such, instead of arriving in theaters, the big budget production will premiere on the media giant’s streaming service.

Per the report, the sale is believed to have come with a $125 Million price tag and forms part of Amazon’s push for a more commercial footprint in the ever-competitive streaming landscape.

With the global health crisis serving as a wrecking ball of sorts to the theater sphere, Paramount are taking steps to weather uncertain times. Hence, the sale of titles such as ‘Lovebirds’ and ‘Trial of the Chicago 7.’

There’s no denying that ‘Coming 2 America’ is the biggest transaction yet and one that could gift Amazon a major lift in the forthcoming holiday season. Given that the film, which originally was set for a cinema release on Christmas Day, is believed to arrive on the streamer on December 19.

Anchored by the returning duo Murphy and Arsenio Hall, expectations are tall for the sequel. In this chapter, Prince Akeem is set to become king of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America — a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. To honor the former king’s dying wish to groom his grandson as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi head back to America.

Joining the cast for the 2020 revival are the likes of Tracy Morgan, Jay Pharaoh, Jermaine Fowler, and Wesley Snipes.

Released in 1988, the original ‘Coming To America’ proved to be a cultural phenomenon and has grossed a colossal $300 Million to date.

Time will tell if the sequel follows suit.

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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(drink my diva cup ☕️) October 13, 2020

    “Coming from Africa” 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 Just like me and I’m a south Jamaica queen

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(drink my diva cup ☕️) October 13, 2020

      Boy, it’s clear yo thirsty ass needs a drink. Trade in ur Pokémon cards for a dollar, buy urself a bottle of water, and then take yo ass to the community college and register that damn English class. I’m not telling ur dumb ass again. 🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻💁🏼‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️😂😂💋💋

  2. Ugghh October 13, 2020

    Just wait till it can be viewed in theaters.

  3. MsMay October 13, 2020

    Heck yea

  4. eric October 13, 2020

    I’m disaapointed to hear this. There’s something about going to the theater that creates a whole different experience you can’t get streaming from a phone, tablet, laptop or tv. And Amazon’s picture quality is not as clear and as smooth as Netflix.

  5. October 13, 2020

    nice.

  6. i hate whhyy n blll bitchhzzz October 13, 2020

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh yep the whole party is going to watch the movie b*** naked

  7. Danyboo October 13, 2020

    Now I gots to get Amazon

  8. Melanie McPhee October 14, 2020

    not that I don’t want to be safe in the remains of this pandemic but they need to get over their selves and just go ahead and release the movies to the movie theaters we can sit socially distance and enjoy the movie safely

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