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America’s Most Wanted Sequel- ‘Coming 2 America’ Exclusive Details Released

by Betti Halsell

Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and the Coming 2 America cast share the exclusive details of America’s most wanted sequel.

As the buzz grows around the release of the feature, the audience is reminded of Prince Akeem’s (Murphy) gleaming smile and the uncertainty of his right-hand man Semmi (Hall), arriving in Queens in search of true love. Murphy and the rest of the cast had a roundtable discussion about the movie’s production and where the story is picking up after 30 years since the original masterpiece became an American treasure.

Three decades later, the movie takes the audience back to Zamunda where Prince Akeem is getting ready to take the throne as king when, suddenly, the news of a son has bubbled up from across the pond – back in New York. Prince Akeem has learned that he has a male heir. He travels to the land of Queens, for the second time, to try to start a relationship with his child.

The press conference unveiled that the majority of the original cast will be sprinkled throughout the highly anticipated sequel, including James Earl Jones as Akeem’s father and Shari Headly as Lisa, the leading lady. Other characters revisiting the African romance include Paul Bates, Vanessa Bell Calloway, John Amos, Louie Anderson, and Garcelle Beauvais. Multiple characters Murphy and Hall played in the original, such as Randy Watson, Clarance, and Rev. Brown, will be spreading the nostalgic magic over the film.

However, there are some unexpected twists in the Prince’s happily ever after, keeping the viewer fully entertained all the way through the story. With new pieces of the puzzle come new faces, shaking up the plot. Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes, Teyana Taylor, and many others are looking to thicken the international love affair.

During the round table discussion, Murphy elaborated on the different character options – who they decided to bring back and the new roles they introduced. According to Murphy, when comedy legend Dave Chappelle heard about the sequel, he was elated and wanted to find a way to be in the film. The role laid out for him was going to be of the “Witch Doctor”. Unfortunately, the scheduling between Chappelle and production did not align. Hall ended up playing the character.

Murphy also confirmed the script went through 3 drafts to “strengthen the string of the narrative.” The fresh take on the film is looking to have an explosion of comedy gold. The movie was described as the “Mount Rushmore of comedic talent.”

Jones will be the twist that thickens the plot to the point where it boils over. She shared her excitement about working with such a phenomenal crew. Within the film, they gave her full range to exercise her acting chops. The actors admits to being allowed to do some pretty “stupid” things. Murphy chimed in and said Jones was extremely comical in the film.

Resuming his royal duties in Zamunda, Prince Akeem is about to be crowned king over the land, when the unexpected news that he has a son, a royal oat from his sowing days, has sprung up. The King -to-be and Semmi head back to America where it all began. Continue following the journey into the unknown levels of royal fatherhood with Prince Akeem on March 5, streaming on Amazon Prime.

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‘F9: The Fast Saga’ Trailer: The Franchise Is Going To Outer Space

Fast and Furious 9 is heading to outer space

The newest Fast 9 trailer has arrived and it teases a move into space. In the clip, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris are seen preparing to break the atmosphere in a rocket car.

This time around, the ‘fast’ family will be facing off against John Cena, who is playing Jakob Toretto – Dom and Mia’s brother. He will join forces with Cipher (Charlize Theron’s villainous hacker from The Fate of the Furious).

F9 was originally set to hit theaters on May 22nd, 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will now premiere in theaters on June 25th. Watch the trailer below.

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A Madea Prequel Series Titled “Mabel” is in Development

Actor, director and mogul Tyler Perry is currently developing a prequel series for his famed character Madea at Showtime.

written by Nichelle Taylor

According to  Variety,  the series titled Mabel will unveil the life of Madea before she became the iconic character in Perry’s stage plays and films.

Mabel’s official description notes: “Every great story has to start somewhere, and every legend has a beginning. Long before she was the force of nature known as Madea, she was a smart, fierce, irresistible, dangerous, crazy 20-something black woman named… Mabel Simmons. When She moved to Atlanta in 1972, she set the city — and world  — on fire!”

Showtime has ordered several scripts of the show created by Perry and Tim PalenJaNeika James and JaSheika James will write and executive produce the series alongside Palen and Perry.

Madea, the character who catapulted the career of Tyler Perry, made her first appearance on theatre stages when Perry was solely a playwright. The character has since starred in 9 films and has appeared in 11 total. A few of those starring films include Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea Goes to Jail, and Madea’s Big Happy Family. As of today, all nine Madea films have generated over $500 million around the globe.

There is no word yet on a release date for the series.

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“Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”: Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek & Ryan Reynolds Are Teaming Up Once Again

The first teaser trailer for The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, a sequel to the 2017 action-comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, has dropped.

Set four years after the events in the original film, bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) once again gets involved with assassin Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson). However, this time, he is forced into action by Darius’s even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio gets in over their heads in a global plot and soon finds that they are all that stands between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas). Joining the sequel are also Morgan Freeman, Richard E. Grant, and Frank Grillo.

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard will land in theaters on June 16, 2021.

Watch the first look at the upcoming action comedy below.

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