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‘Coming 2 America’ isn’t the only long-awaited sequel

Here’s some other blockbusters we can’t wait to see.

words by: Kai Acevedo
Mar 20, 2021

It’s been a long time coming, but Coming 2 America has finally arrived. The sequel to Coming to America returns more than 30 years after original cast members Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Louie Anderson first came together to create the classic comedy. The long-awaited Coming 2 America — which is an Amazon Prime Video, as a result of COVID-19 shutting down movie theaters across the country — begins where the OG film ended off, in the land of Zamunda. Just like its predecessor, the Coming to America sequel, which features the original cast as well as Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Rotimi, Teyana Taylor and Eddie Murphy’s daughter Bella Murphy, is also receiving rave reviews. Coming 2 America isn’t the only long-awaited sequel finally coming to streaming services and theaters in the near future. See which long-awaited sequels, reboots and remakes are also on the way.


Space Jam: A New Legacy


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Release Date: July 16, 2021
Last Release: Space Jam (1996)
What we know so far: Following in the shoes of the OG G.O.A.T. Michael Jordan, Lebron James will star in a Space Jam movie. Professional ball players Anthony Davis, Diana Taurasi, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul, Draymond Green and Damian Lillard are set to appear alongside Bron, Don Cheadle, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and other characters when Space Jam: A New Legacy premieres in theaters and on HBO Max this summer.




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Release Date: August 27, 2021
Last Release: Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)
What we know so far: Jordan Peele wrote the Nia DaCosta-directed remake of the 1990s horror flick, Candyman.


Top Gun: Maverick

Release Date: July 2, 2021
Last Release: Top Gun (1986)
What we know so far: Tom Cruise is back in full force for the sequel to his 1986 hit Top Gun.


Jackass 4


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Release Date: September 3, 2021
Last Release: Jackass 3D (2010)
What we know so far: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and a few old friends are at it again.


The Matrix 4

Release Date: December 22, 2021
Last Release: The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
What we know so far: Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra and Watchmen’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are slated to appear in the fourth installment of the Matrix franchise.


Avatar 2

Release Date: December 16, 2022
Last Release: Avatar (2009)
What we know so far: The saga and the wait continues, as the sequel to one of the highest grossing films of all-time won’t hit theaters until next year.


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