Eddie Murphy hasn’t been a box office smash in years, so when he posted a rare tweet about a possible sequel to “Coming To America,” fans naturally were delighted about the possible return to form.
The comedian, or his social media manager, tweeted a screenshot of Vanessa Bell Calloway as Imani Izzi, the gorgeous young African woman groomed since birth to wed Murphy’s Prince Akeem in the hit 1988 film. The teaser was later deleted.
Most of Murphy’s fans and followers were thrilled about the possibility of a “Coming to America” follow-up, which has given the Black community plenty of memorable scenes that have now been cemented online in hilarious meme form. Given Murphy’s minimal Twitter presence, which, before he deactivated his account, reportedly consisted of mostly retweets praising his critically panned drama “Mr. Church,” the excitement was warranted.
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) March 16, 2017
Eddie Murphy might be making a Coming to America 2?! Say no more haha. Let me go look for the freshest Dashiki fits for me and my Lisa lol pic.twitter.com/u7iJA4WCiS
— David Dep (@Iamddep) March 16, 2017
— Peter Robert Casey (@prcdotwork) March 16, 2017
I swear I will sue Eddie Murphy if he doesn't do this Coming to America sequel as promised. The kind people of Zamunda deserves this! ?
— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) March 16, 2017
Eddie Murphy hinted to a Coming to America sequel? Yes please ??
— West Coast Tide Fans (@WCTideFans) March 16, 2017
Some weren’t as enthusiastic.
coming to america is one of those movies that doesn't need a sequel like leave a classic alone.
— E N S A B A H N U R. (@Blvck_Picvsso) March 16, 2017
A Coming to America sequel is completely unnecessary.
— hoodgirlchronicles (@girljennnn) March 16, 2017
— Hibz (@Adolfhibsta) March 16, 2017