Prince Akeem’s wardrobe is about to get the Wakandan touch. Oscar winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter confirmed that she is dressing the cast of the forthcoming Coming to America sequel in a post on her Instagram.
Carter, who received an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work on Black Panther, is excited about the chance to develop the costumes for another fictional African Country–Zamunda.
“GOOD MORNING MY NEIGHBORS! It’s official,” she wrote in the caption for the post, which featured pictures of the film’s stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall posing with her hard-won Oscar.
“Preliminary fitting for Coming to America 2 with Prince Akeem, Semmi and Oscar,” she explained.
Coming to America, released in 1988, followed Prince Akeem (Murphy) as he and his royal handler Semmi (Hall) searched for his wife-to-be in Queens, New York.
Deborah Nadoolman was nominated for Best Costume Design and Rich Baker was nominated for Best Makeup for the first film.
The storyline for the sequel hasn’t been revealed yet, but it has been announced that black-ish creator Kenya Barris is rewriting a script from the original Coming to America writers, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. Murphy, who created the story and is producing the sequel as well, is listed as a screenwriter as well.
The release date for Coming 2 America has reportedly been set for August 7, 2020, according to IMDB.