Paramount is feeling confident about their long-in-the-works sequel, Coming to America 2. The original 1988 comedy that saw Eddie Murphy‘s Prince Akeem head to America with his servant Semmi (Arsenio Hall) will get a second chapter next year as the studio has set an August 7, 2020 release. With that date announced, an official production start date and cast reveal shouldn’t be too awful far behind, especially since the team will want to get the cameras rolling sooner than later/BY DAVE TRUMBORE
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the script for the sequel, and Hustle & Flow filmmaker Craig Brewer will direct. The plot follows Akeem as he learns about a long-lost son in America, so he returns to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. That plot has some very basic similarities to the subplot of Black Panther, so one wonders if that film’s success provided the motivation and momentum needed to get another installment of Coming to America off the ground. Barris rewrote the script by the original film’s writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield and remains onboard as an executive producer.
As for the cast and crew, having recently directed a number of episodes of the TV series Empire, Brewer now shares a shorthand with Murphy, having just directed him in the upcoming film, Dolemite Is My Name. A previous statement from Murphy that was released in support of Brewer heading up the Coming to America sequel suggests that original cast members Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, John Amos, and James Earl Jones may be back in action for another go-round.
President Trump said on Sunday that a group of four minority congresswomen feuding with Speaker Nancy Pelosi should “go back” to the countries they hailed from rather than “loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States” how to run America.
INSULATED within the racist tripe: is an argument, an apparent and unashamedly declaration of war between and among the different racies – not only Americans but the whole wide world. Minority people are undesirables and therefore unwanted according to Trump ‘Gospel’.
It is a call to arms. A declaration of war.
‘GO BACK’ to where you came from message poses grave consequences on race relations beyond mere American politics and 2020 presidential election campaign rhetorics; it is ‘shock and awe’ to anybody Black, Latino, Asian and or any other such other non-White human being resident to this planet. This is how I feel right now as a black man of African descent …and it is reminiscent of his other unprovoked ‘shithole’ statement referring to African countries not long ago. It is a feeling which is very difficult for to even attempt to describe or explain to who is non-black; the difficulty hinges on ethnocentrism ‘… I’m better than though worldviewcharacterised by tinted OR BROKEN sunglasses.
President Donald Trumptripled down on his Sunday attacks on freshman congresswomen to which he ostensibly said go back to where you came from, in an otherizing political commentary reminiscent of fictional 70s television character Archie Bunker.
In a Sunday morning thread, Trump tweeted: “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
Senator Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey and a presidential candidate joined scores of people rebuking the unhinged Trump saying it was jarring to hear the phrase from the president.
“We’ve heard this our whole lives,” Mr. Booker said. “Now we hear it from the Oval Office.”
Trump lives in perpetual loathe for black people and the first black president of America – Barack Obama. The US president succumbed to not just the cheapest gingoism but also to militancy – revealing that hate for other races has always been inherent to that ‘being’. And that we ought to be ‘terminated’ . My God! Or chuckked out if there is still time. I am pretty sure.
Trump and his cabal of rightwingers and supremacists are obvioulsy regretting having ever allowed a black man to enter The White House….White House…which in their acutely limited and myopic minds was designed for occupancy by white people only … and so for Obama to have set foot in the adminstrative chambers not only for 4 years but for a good and successful two-term presidency – that was the worst haraam ever – forbiden or proscribed as far as their ubriddled thoughts blow them. In Christianity we call it SIN.
Ban migrants from Muslim countries
Birtherism; query Obama’s place of birth
Separate families at the US – Mexico border
Building the wall to keep foreigners out
This is, with all efforts compounded and sustained by big dollar to maintain the purity of the American white population.
Trump and the likes of Miller, Bannon et al, are kicking themselves in the ass for being caught napping (laxity) in 2008 therefore allowing a black man, whose father, a Luo was born into some non-descript African village of Nyang’oma Kogelo, Siaya District – Western Kenya to enter the White House, ‘defiling it‘.
Mr. Trump has repeatedly stoked racial divisions and tensions, willingly deploying lowest-rung of slurs and abusive language – ‘rubber bullets’ , ‘dog whistles’— commonly and crudely, cruelly used to single out the perceived foreignness of nonwhite, non-Christian people — this time the xenophic president has gone beyond the pale; deploys live and real bullets as well as racial missiles.
He is actually daring the minority. What are you gonna do about it then? Just ‘GO BACK TO WHEREVER’ the hack you came from. Full stop!
What can minority Americans do then? And yes indeed minorities everywhere in every which community? Kneel down and pray. Yes of course but also DEFEND oneself; for the only best line of attack is defense.
However perverted Trump’s message is; one cannont mistake or confuse the clarity – it has struck a code worldwide among some white people.
Last night just after: …. published; something extraordinary happened, and extraordinary for Leicester.
As I walked down town; satchel on my back and canon camera on one shoulder, I was accosted by three individuals from behind. Interestingly they politely asked me to go walk on the other side of the street. In protestation I tried to reason with them as to why; there was no moment as one of them suddenly lunged at me … I made a runner. Fortunately I was not hate. They were drunk louts of course but that is no excuse.
A homeless man seated a few yards, and they were other people too who witnessed the whole thing … they comforted me afterwards.
It is difficult to link this incident to Trump’s racist utterances; even less so the three guys were drunk anyway ….but ey there is always an underlying linkage. Did they read Trump tweets, did they watch something about it on the news – or heard it at the pub.
Trump has just replanted a seed of hate whose variety, this time would be difficult to uproot or poison even after his presidency in a short while.