Black Twitter Has Mixed Feelings About A 'Coming To America' Sequel
Eddie Murphy can't tease us like that!
March 16, 2017 at 3:09 pm
I'm pretty confident in saying that Eddie Murphy's 1988 comedy movie, Coming to America will go down in history as one of the most quoted, binge watched, and beloved films of all time. The classic storyline, comedic performances, and epic character acting delivered by Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are impeccable. Packed with cultural references and exaggerated characterizations of people we all know, the cult classic film still feels like home - an inside joke we're all in on. It's no wonder that when Eddie Murphy Tweeted this photo of Vanessa Bell Calloway as Imani Izzi with the caption, "Coming to America sequel?," the interwebs lost their damn mind!
What does it all mean? Could there be a "Coming to America" reboot in the works?
Once Twitter got hold of the news, the opinions rolled in.
Is Eddie trying to get that Jordan Peele shmoney?
There was excitement.
There were casting recommendations.
But, not everyone sees it for a sequel.
Why mess with a classic?
The way Trump's travel ban is set up, who even knows if Akeem and Semmi would make it to America now?
Eddie Murphy has since deleted his Tweet leading us to draw our own conclusions about Akeem and Lisa's happily ever after but we can still dream right?
Photo: Paramount Films