Eddie Murphy set Twitter abuzz Wednesday night when he tweeted a tease about a possible sequel to Coming To America and then promptly deleted his account. The Internet being the Internet means we’ve got a screen shot of the tweet that set the Internet ablaze last night with support and “Oh Hell NO.” Check it out below. Here’s the tweet:
That is Imani Izzi played by Vanessa Bell Calloway, the jilted princess that Prince Akeem basically left at the altar to find his bride in America. If you’re on the fence about a sequel, let us help push you over…
That’s right, Sexual Chocolate. We all need more Sexual Chocolate. Here’s the original synopsis:
Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).
Now the sequel, which is just a deleted tweet or fan tweak by Murphy at present, could actually get some momentum depending on how the fans and studios react. What would you like to see in a sequel? Prince Akeem would now be king with his own son or daughter in need of a spouse…