Coming to America 2 was released March 5, 2021, a popular movie created by Eddie Murphy, he stars in the lead role. The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones and John Amos. Coming to America was first released in the United States on June 29,1988.
“Coming to America 2 was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, in a statement.
Ruth E. carter
Ruth E. Carter the premier Costume designer said in an interview “Ninety percent of the looks were custom-made. Ten(10) to 15 percent were pulled from costume houses. And then there were over three dozen designers that I collaborated with”.
Ruth E. Carter’s first thought when she signed up to work on the sequel to 1988’s “Coming to America” was to “not mess it up.” The film was a celebration of Black excellence, with Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem, who ends up in Queens, N.Y., in his search for a bride. “We were all thrilled to see royalty,” Carter says of the cult classic.
Eddie Murphy and Ruth E. Carter had collaborated on numbers of projects, including “I Spy” “Dolemite Is My Name,” and “Dr. Dolittle 2.” Carter learned that when it came to working with the actor, “he does not want the costume to be the funny thing. Let the clothing be the clothing and he can be the funny part.”
Eddie Murphy says Ruth E. Carter “makes clothes that make the character walk different or affect your performance so that you get a better sense of how the character moves.”
Murphy has disclosed that he’s ready for a third Coming to America and he will want Carter on set. “Sixteen years from now — I’m not waiting 30 years,” he says. “I’ve got an idea to do another one, but it doesn’t happen until I’m 75.”
Coming to America 2 Settings
Production designer Jefferson Sage created the two very distinct worlds of the fictional country of Zamunda in Africa and the urban environs of New York City in America.