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Eddie Murphy Was Supposed to Be in 'Ghostbusters'!

Eddie Murphy is talking talent and turned-down opportunities.

The 59-year-old Coming to America star opened up in an interview with Parade Magazine.

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Here’s what he had to say…

On his comedy: “I was always funny…I was the guy digging in his nose, trying to get a booger off his finger. That was my killer bit.”

On the movie he wishes he was in: Ghostbusters. I was supposed to be in Ghostbusters. We were doing Trading Places and Dan Aykroyd was like [in a Dan Aykroyd voice], ‘This movie Ghostbusters…’ But then Beverly Hills Cop came along. I wish I could have been in both, but I did Beverly Hills Cop instead of Ghostbusters.”

On his guiding words: “Positivity, creativity, forward motion. Those three things pretty much cover everything. Whenever things get crazy, if you go back to that, you get grounded.”

On his secret talent: “No one’s ever seen me play piano. I started playing piano up at Saturday Night Live. There was a piano up there and Joe Piscopo showed me how to play ‘Let It Be,’ and for three years, that’s all I played. I could play the s–t out of ‘Let It Be’!”

Find out why he passed on this Coming 2 America sequel idea.

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Here's Why Eddie Murphy Passed On Ryan Coogler's 'Coming To America' Sequel Idea

Eddie Murphy is opening up about how Ryan Coogler pitched him an idea for another Coming 2 America sequel.

In an interview with The New York Times, the iconic actor revealed that Ryan’s idea for the movie was for “Michael B. Jordan to play my son and he would be looking for a wife.”

However, Ryan‘s idea was shot down: “I was like, then the movie would be about the son, it’s not our characters, we already did that. It didn’t come together.”

The first movie centered on Prince Akeem (played by Eddie) who searches for a wife who will love him in spite of his title.

Eddie did chat more about the movie’s legacy, and how “all this time passed and the movie became this cult thing.”

“Catchphrases from the movie start working their way into the culture. Stores turning themselves into McDowell’s [where Prince Akeem worked.] I see Beyoncé and Jay-Z dressed up like the Zamunda characters for Halloween.”

In the sequel with Eddie and Arsenio Hall returning, as they return to America – Queens in particular – to track down Akeem’s long lost son (Jermaine Fowler) so they can groom him to be the new crown prince.

Coming 2 America is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 5. See the new trailer here!

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Watch a New 'Coming 2 America' Trailer!

Coming 2 America is coming!

The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved 1988 comedy Coming to America is arriving on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, and a new trailer arrived on Wednesday (February 3).

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The movie stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprising their roles as Prince Akeem and Semmi. The two actors will also reprise their roles of the My-T-Sharp Barber Shop’s Clarence, Saul and Morris as well as Reverend Brown and Randy Watson, lead singer of the band Sexual Chocolate.

Here’s a plot summary: “In the sequel, directed by Craig Brewer, newly-crowned King Akeem and Semmi embark on a new adventure that has them traversing the globe from Zamunda, back to Queens.”

Original cast members returning including James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Louie Anderson, while new additions to the cast include Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor.

Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time. Thanks to Eddie Murphy’s comedic genius along with the brilliant filmmakers, writers and fabulous cast, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this new adventure. We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite,” said Amazon’s Jennifer Salke.

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Eddie Murphy's 'Coming 2 America' Trailer Is Finally Here - Watch Now!

The trailer for Coming 2 America, the sequel to the hit 1988 movie Coming to America, is finally here!

Here’s a synopsis: Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.

Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, with Wesley Snipes and James Earl Jones also star.

The film will debut on Amazon Prime on March 5, 2021. Be sure to check it out! Will you be streaming the film when it debuts?

Watch the trailer for the highly anticipated sequel…

'Coming 2 America' Gets a Release Date!

Coming 2 America is coming 2 streaming!

The highly anticipated Coming to America sequel starring Eddie Murphy is set to hit AmazonPrime Video via Paramount Pictures on March 5, 2021, Variety confirmed Friday (November 20).

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The film is a sequel to John Landis’ 1988 original, which brought in over $288 million worldwide.

Here’s a plot summary: “In the sequel, directed by Craig Brewer, newly-crowned King Akeem and Semmi embark on a new adventure that has them traversing the globe from Zamunda, back to Queens.”

Original cast members returning including James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Louie Anderson, while new additions to the cast include Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor.

Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time. Thanks to Eddie Murphy’s comedic genius along with the brilliant filmmakers, writers and fabulous cast, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this new adventure. We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite,” said Amazon’s Jennifer Salke.

“What could be better than a return to Zamunda? We are so excited for Amazon Studios to bring Eddie Murphy and Coming 2 America to a worldwide audience where they can laugh again with characters they have loved for 30 years, and meet new ones that they will love for years to come,” said producer Kevin Misher.

Check out some of the photos from the set while filming!

Mel B's Income 'Dramatically Reduced,' Wants Eddie Murphy to Pay More in Child Support

Spice GirlsMel B has filed court documents to have Eddie Murphy hand over financial papers to assess child support payments.

The 45-year-old singer and 59-year-old comedian share a 13-year-old daughter, Angel.

The court documents read, according to Us Weekly, “Eddie and Melanie have both established careers in the entertainment industry. Melanie is a singer, songwriter and television personality. Eddie is a legendary comedian and actor. Until recently, Melanie has been fortunate in her career to sustain a comfortable lifestyle for herself and Angel. Unfortunately, Melanie’s income has dramatically reduced, such that she must consider modifying child support for the first time.”

The documents also say she has made “numerous efforts to resolve this case without court intervention without any success…Melanie was left with no choice but to file this.”

When they last agreed to terms in 2009, Eddie was reportedly ordered to pay $25,000 a month in child support, as well as Angel’s health insurance. He is also supposed to contribute to her education.

In addition to Angel, 13, Eddie is also dad to Eric, 31, with Paulette McNealy, Bria, 30, Miles, 27, Shayne, 26, Zola, 20, and Bella, 18, with Nicole Murphy, Christian, 29, with Tamara Hood and Izzy, 4, and Max, 22 months, with fiancée, Paige Butcher.

Find out who Mel B was last romantically linked to.

Eddie Murphy's 'Coming to America' Sequel Heading to Amazon Amid Pandemic

The sequel to Coming to America is now coming to Amazon.

The highly anticipated Eddie Murphy sequel to the 1988 comedy classic will skip movie theaters entirely amid the pandemic, Deadline reported.

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The movie is now being sold by Paramount Pictures to Amazon Studios in a deal worth approximately $125 million. The expected streaming premiere date for the film is scheduled for later this year on December 18, according to Variety.

Here’s a plot summary, via People: “In the sequel, viewers will find Akeem as he is set to become king of his African nation, when he discovers that he has a child he never knew about in America – a son named Lavelle. So, honoring his father’s dying wish to groom this son as prince, Akeem and his right hand confidant Semmi, played by Arsenio Hall, set off to America once again.”

Another highly anticipated project is also bypassing theaters – find out which movie!