[UPDATE: Sadly, this one’s just too good to be true. But the debunking does come with a twist. Eddie Murphy’s daughter, Bria Murphy, shared a snapshot of the moment she informed her father of the viral tweet. Turns out, Murphy didn’t even know he had a Twitter account. See the post below.]
In 2018, it will mark 30 years since Coming to America split ribs and broke funny bones in theaters. Universally praised as a romantic comedy classic, Eddie Murphy might have been feeling a bit nostalgic when he tweeted the possibility of a sequel on Twitter, which caused everyone to lose their respective minds.
— Complex (@Complex) March 16, 2017
As reported by Complex, the tweet was instantly deleted, yet the screen grab had everyone thinking of possibilities for how a sequel could take place. The original film’s cast of Arsenio Hall, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Eriq La Salle and James Earl Jones are still looking good and working in the business, so why not bring them back?
Adding Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Dave Chappelle and Leslie Jones to the mix could be exemplary as well.
Either way, Coming to America was legendary not only because it was the third highest grossing film in the U.S. in 1988 and was nominated for two Oscars, but it still has some of the coldest lines (“His mama named him Clay, I’ma call him Clay”) and characters (Randy Watson) in all of comedy.
Despite removing his entire account from the Twittersphere, its Twitizens have weighed in to the possible news of the 21st century. Check out the comments below and keep an eye out for an update as it develops.
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
I think a Boomerang sequel would be more viable. Coming to America 2 has a steeper hill to climb
— X-227 (@Debonair_David) March 16, 2017
— Melissa (@LotusChic76) March 16, 2017
Deff auditioning for Coming to America 2 lmfao
— Mo (@Chill_Hoe_itsmo) March 16, 2017
Guardians 3 confirmed. Possible Coming to America sequel. Master of None season 2 premiere date. Decent day in the land of TV/film.
— ACCBiggz (@ACCBiggz) March 16, 2017