When rumors of Coming To America 2 surfaced many were wondering who all gone be there.
Actor and comedian Arsenio Hall was heavily rumored to be on board but we now know that the actor has officially confirmed his return to reprise his role in the 80’s classic.
ICYMI: @ArsenioHall is officially on board for #ComingToAmerica2 with #EddieMurphy. More here: https://t.co/ZotkaebrNb. pic.twitter.com/5RErXYIPyI
— Shadow And Act (@shadowandact) July 22, 2019
Most of the principal cast members from the original film, including Eddie Murphy, Hall, Shari Headley, and James Earl Jones were expected to return. But Murphy and Hall are the only two with officially-confirmed deals.
For now, Jermaine Fowler is the only new cast member that has been set.
Earlier reports stated that Fowler is one of the two young leads (one male and one female) that will be at the focal point of the film. In April it was rumored that the two leads were LaVelle and Meeka, the heirs both vying for the Zamunda throne.
The script is by Kenya Barris (rewritten from the original film’s writers, Barry Blaustein, and David Sheffield) and directed by Craig Brewer. The film will be in theaters Aug. 7. 2020.