Coming to America 2 Is Confirmed to Be Happening!
Eddie Murphy usually doesn’t tweet, but he posted one the other day that got the Internet buzzing. He sent out a cryptic “Coming to America Sequel?” and fans went wild!
Fans who followed comedy superstar Eddie Murphy on Twitter were treated to quite the surprise on Wednesday night, when the actor's verified Twitter account posted the cryptic tweet "Coming to America sequel?" along with a photo of Vanessa Bell Calloway's character, Princess Imani. Not only was the tweet later deleted, but the actor's entire Twitter account was deactivated, sparking speculation that the actor may have been hacked. Today, TMZ reports that while Murphy didn’t authorize his social media team to post that tweet, he is actually working on the script for “Coming to America 2” and that there were plans in place to post a similar tweet, it just wasn’t supposed to happen yet. The site also got in touch with actress Vanessa Bell Calloway, who played Imani in the film, and she said she’d love to return:
“I’m wondering if Eddie was hacked, though, wasn’t there some big thing about Twitter being hacked? Because you know, Eddie’s a very private person as we know, he’s a very kind man, but he’s very private and I really think that maybe it could’ve gotten hacked and that’s why it’s down because it’s not true, unfortunately. I mean, that’s something I thought. I don’t know for a fact, I haven’t talked to Eddie in years but I hope it is true. I hope I’m wrong. It would be a perfect sequel.”
While Eddie Murphy is naturally best known as an actor, he also has a number of writing credits under his belt. He served as a writer during his time on NBC's Saturday Night Live, and he received story credits on both Beverly Hills Cop II and the original Coming to America. He also wrote Harlem Nights and received story credits on Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn and Norbit. He also created the TV series The PJs and The Royal Family. It's unclear if Eddie Murphy is writing the script by himself, or if he has taken on a writing partner for this secret project.
Coming to America is an widely beloved 1988 romantic comedy about an African Prince (Murphy) who turns down an arranged marriage to Imani Izzy, played by Vanessa Bell Calloway. Prince Akeem decides to travel to America to find an independent woman he can love and respect. The cast of the original film also included Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Louie Anderson, John Amos, Shari Headley, Jake Steinfeld, Allison Dean, Frankie Faison, Eriq La Salle, Paul Bates, among others.