The first official teaser trailer for Coming 2 America was released on Tuesday and we excitedly got a sneak peek of what to expect when the sequel is finally premiered on March 5, 2021.
In the two-minute video released by Amazon Prime, an ailing King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones) tells his son and heir to the throne of Zamunda, Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy), that the next in line in succession after they’re both gone must be a male heir. He also reveals it appears Akeem has a son he never knew about and urges him to find him.
So Prince Akeem sets off to America again with his best friend and personal aide, Semmi (Arsenio Hall) – though the latter appears not to be too enthused about going back after their previous trip some 30 years ago.
Another scene also features Prince Akeem and Semmi being hilariously roasted and called all sorts of names by the three barbershop characters the duo play themselves. We are also introduced to new faces in the sequel including Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Teyana Taylor and Wesley Snipes.
In a recent interview with Complex, Hall spoke about how everyone brought their A-game to make sure they did not disappoint those eagerly waiting for its release.
“I wanted to put my foot in this one. Everything worked out good. Everybody brought their A-game every day, giving 100 percent, on time,” he said. “When you see the outtakes, you’ll realize how much fun we had. You’ll watch the outtakes and say, ‘They shouldn’t have even paid them, because they had too much fun. That’s not no job.’”
Take a look at the trailer below: