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Coming To America 2: Amazon Studios releases new stars joining the franchise (Photos)


Coming To America is getting a sequel 33 years after its release, and Amazon Studios released a new set of stills from the film this Friday showing some of the stars joining the franchise for Coming 2 America.

Teyana Taylor could be glimpsed flashing her washboard abs as a sexy gunslinging soldier while Leslie Jones got glamorous in a gold-embroidered gown.

Both are playing characters that were not in the original film but were introduced for the sequel, in fact, Teyana was born two years after Coming To America came out.

Teyana was posing alongside Wesley Snipes who plays her character’s father General Izzi and could be glimpsed in full regalia.

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The Izzi family have a bit of bad blood left over from the first film with Eddie Murphy’s character Akeem, crown prince of the fictional African country Zamunda.

In the first film, Akeem dumps his arranged fiancee Imani Izzi played by Vanessa Bell Calloway who is also returning for the sequel.

Wesley spoke to Vibe and quipped of his photo with Teyana: ‘We’re just paying a visit to the neighbours. That’s all. He’s a diplomat. We were being good neighbours. We didn’t bring coffee, we brought Kalashnikovs.’

‘We’re not playing no games,’ Teyana vamped. ‘I just think my father Izzi wanted to make some things really clear to King Akeem. To make sure there wouldn’t be any more misunderstandings that maybe happened 30 years ago.’

The sequel is based on the premise that while he was in America back in the 1980s Akeem produced a son called Lavelle he only finds out about in the sequel.

Superior Donuts heartthrob Jermaine Fowler plays Lavelle, with Saturday Night Live alumna Leslie Jones portraying his mother.

The new stills released Friday show Jermaine with his father apparently in the United States, as well as in Zamunda with his mother in local fancy dress.

Tracy Morgan, who plays Lavelle’s uncle Reem, was seen looking distinctly American in a Nautica polo shirt as he stood in what was appeared to be Zamunda.

Another image shows Eddie as Prince Akeem in his homeland enjoying a bit of sparring practice with his daughter Meeka played by KiKi Layne.

Coming 2 America arrives March 5, 2021, on Amazon Prime Video.


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