Eddie Murphy’s comedy sequel Coming 2 America was originally set to hit theaters next month, but like many big movies in 2020, it’s now heading straight to streaming. Last month it was reported that Paramount had sold the movie to Amazon Studios, and it’s been announced that it will hit Prime Video in March.
Amazon Studios has confirmed that Coming 2 America’s new release date is March 5, 2021. Initial reports of the Amazon/Paramount deal suggested that the movie would maintain its original December 18 theatrical date, but this was never confirmed by Amazon. The studio states that it will launch worldwide in “over 240 countries and territories.”
“Coming to Americawas a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “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.”