UPDATE 3/16/2017 9:45PM: According to TMZ, maybe Eddie Murphy is working on a sequel of Coming to America. Sources are telling them that Eddie Murphy is in the "early stages" of a script for this sequel, and are also saying that his tweet was sent out prematurely. There's no word on why this apparent mishap occurred, but that would explain the deleted tweet.
Vanessa Bell Calloway, aka Princess Imani (who was featured in Murphy's tweet) told TMZ that she's not aware of any sequel talks, but did make sure it was known that she's down for a sequel.
Original story below.
Late Wednesday night, Eddie Murphy—a man who is, let's remember, a comedian—tweeted. This by itself is pretty unusual. Murphy's Twitter account is almost entirely retweets—the vast majority, in recent weeks, of praise for his poorly-received new movie Mr. Church.
But this tweet was different. As you can see above, Murphy asked, "Coming to America sequel?" and included a picture of actress Vanessa Bell Calloway as Imani Izzi in her iconic gold dress.
Other than retweeting pro bowler Shawn Merriman, Murphy gave no indication about whether he was brainstorming, revealing secret plans, musing, or simply trolling. But no matter what he was doing, Murphy got pretty much everyone's attention. A sampling of reactions, below.
Many people, of course, were thrilled at the possibility of a sequel to the 1988 classic that still inspires intense devotion.
However, not everyone was feeling the idea.
And one person realized the conceit might not work so well in Trump's America.