Wesley Snipes joins cast of Coming to America 2!!

The cast list for the Coming to America sequel is rounding out nicely. Known for starring in hit films such as Demolition Man, Money Train and the Blade trilogy, Wesley Snipes will be joining the cast and company is coming with him. Leslie Jones, Rick Ross and Kiki Lane, along with returning actors James Earl Jones and Paul Bates will join Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall who will once again play Prince Akeem and his friend Semmi. Jones and Bates are returning to their roles of King Jaffe, Akeem’s father, and Oha, Akeem’s bodyguard, respectively. While Leslie Jones’ role is unknown, Kiki Lane will portray Akeem’s daughter.

Wesley Snipes role will be that of General Izzi, a ruler of a country that borders the fictional African Country ruled by Eddie Murphy’s character. The Blade actor confirmed via Twitter his involvement in the film.

Coming to America 2 is expected to begin filming in the Fall with a release date set for December 18, 2020. The film synopsis sees Akeem (Murphy) and Semmi (Hall) returning to America to find Akeem’s long lost son and groom him to be next heir to the throne of Zamunda. Coming to America was originally released in 1988, directed by John Landis and based on a story written by Eddie Murphy himself. It was a bigger box office hit that year than Big, Die Hard, Twins The Naked Gun and Beetlejuice. A TV spinoff was developed but never made it to air.

Sources: IGN, The Wrap