John Amos is now Coming 2 America again! The actor is returning to the role of Cleo McDowell in the upcoming Eddie Murphy/Arsenio Hall sequel directed by Craig Brewer.
The original film saw Murphy’s Prince Akeem go to Queens in order to find a suitable wife for him to bring home to Zamunda to rule at his side. Amos played the father of Akeem’s love interested in the film. The sequel will see Akeem return to America when he discovers a son he never knew about.
I can only hope that this news means we will see McDowell’s again, the fictional McDonald’s wannabe headed up by Amos’s Cleo McDowell. I’ve spoken of my love for the original Coming to America and it does indeed make me nervous to see this follow-up, especially with Murphy’s many recent flops. I just want this one to be really good. Is that so wrong? I find the original film to be Eddie Murphy’s best film in his career. News of John Amos returning is always a welcome sight, though.
It also doesn’t mean that the sequel will be great. Amos has been seen TV’s The Ranch and Bad Asses 3: Bad Asses on the Bayou, so I will say that he isn’t particularly picky on the screenplay or film projects he attaches to.
Coming 2 America hits theaters December 18, 2020.
So what do you think? Is this a good sign for the upcoming sequel? Let me know/Drop a comment below!
-Kyle A. Goethe