Eddie Murphy Reveals He Has Plans For Third Coming To America Film
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Eddie Murphy has revealed that he has an idea for a third Coming to America film, but that it can't happen until he's 75.
Promoting his new movie Coming 2 America, a sequel to the 1988 original, Murphy appeared on Live! with Kelly and Ryan to talk about the franchise - and its future.
Murphy, 59, revealed there's a third movie that's potentially in the pipeline, and that he has an 'idea' for it.
However, he's said that to make it work, we'd have to wait 16 years for it to happen.
Murphy said: "There's an idea for a Coming to America 3 that I have, but it doesn't happen for 16 years.
"I have to be 75 to do it, and not make me up like 75 but really be 75."
The new sequel landed on Amazon Prime earlier this month, 33 years after the original.
While the first film was directed by John Landis, this time we have Dolemite Is My Name and Empire director Craig Brewer at the helm.
Alongside Murphy, others making their return are characters King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), Queen Lisa (Shari Headley), Cleo McDowell (John Amos), Maurice (Louie Anderson) and the motley barbershop crew.
But Murphy has said he's also excited for audiences to see what the film series' new cast members - including his own daughter - bring to the film.
He said: "What I'm most excited about the audience seeing is how amazing this movie is.
"We have incredible new cast members like Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Jermaine Fowler, KiKi Layne and my own daughter, Bella Murphy, among others, who are all so funny and really brought their A-game. It's just a great picture and I'm excited to have audiences see it."
The sequel sees King Akeem back in his native Zamunda, before once again journeying to Queens in New York - where his story began all those years ago.
Murphy said: "This is the perfect time to return to Zamunda because it's been a while since we've had a great comedy that everybody can enjoy. Zamunda is a very funny place, and the world needs that right now."
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, added: "Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time.
"Thanks to Eddie Murphy's comedic genius along with the brilliant filmmakers, writers and fabulous cast, we couldn't be more excited to celebrate this new adventure.
"We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favourite."