Fans of Eddie Murphy‘s classic 1988 film, ‘Coming to America,’ had to wait over 30 years before its iconic, star-studded cast reunited for its sequel, ‘Coming 2 America.’
The highly touted venture, which premiered March 5 on Amazon Prime, continues to earn acclaim from movie lovers and industry critics alike – a feat underscored by calls for the follow-up’s follow-up.
Recently taking to our friends at Shadow & Act for a chat about the unsurprising success of the film’s part 2, Murphy surprised the interviewer when he detailed how he’s not only aware of the desire for a part 3 but is already plotting what it will look like.
Hear it from his lips inside:
Murphy on how ‘Coming 2 America’ came to be:
“We’d never thought about doing a sequel to this movie,” Murphy said. “It came to me because the movie hung around. [Coming to America] became apart of the culture and had a cult following. It was on TV all the time. People were saying lines and catchphrases like “Sexual Chocolate,” and people drop the mic now; Randy Watson was the first to drop the mic. People were dressing up on Halloween, and having Halloween parties as the characters, so the idea for the sequel popped up after I saw all of that five or six years ago.”
Murphy on if there will be a third installment or series version of the ‘Coming to America’ franchise:
‘There’s a third Coming to America,’ Eddie said before continuing, “but it takes place 16 years from now. I’ll have to be 75. I’m serious, though.”
Click PLAY on the video above to see what Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Tracy Morgan, and other cast members had to say about ‘Coming 2 America.’