Eddie Murphy is working on a sequel to Coming to America. Twitter went into meltdown after the comedian’s posted a picture of Vanessa Bell Calloway in character from the original 1988 film along with the caption: ‘Coming to America sequel?”
The tweet and his whole account have since been removed from Twitter.
While the tweet appears to have been in error, or perhaps just too early, Eddie is in early writing stages of the project, TMZ reports.
In any case, even preliminary chatter of another film triggered a number of enthusiastic responses, with notable names such as actress Holly Robinson Peete and NFL alum Shawne Merriman reacting to the vague tweet.
The original film told the story of an African prince named Akeem (Murphy), who resists overtures of an arranged marriage with flawless Princess Imani Izzi (Calloway) to seek love on his own.
By Tony Nwanne