Michael Blackson's all kinds of happy.
We know that Coming To America 2 is on the way, slated for a 2020 release date and while many of us are excited, including Akon, the music maker recently shared some sound advice on the sequel. "One thing I would recommend, though: make sure to put, and I don't know, I haven't seen the casting yet, but I would recommend them cast some African comedians and African actors because, in Africa, as you know, the film is huge," Akon said.
Star Eddie Murphy was recently approached by TMZ and shouted out Michael Blackson to be "one funny African" and while nothing is confirmed yet regarding Michael's involvement in the sequel, the comedian is over the moon about Eddie's kind words.
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“Just him mentioning my name alone put chills in my body,” Michael told TMZ, as seen in the video below. “That movie is probably the greatest movie of all time … The sequel is definitely happening, but for me to just be mentioned as a potential actor in this movie is a dream come true.”
He added: “Between that movie and his standup special Raw, I became another joke in school. Hopefully, he could repay me back by casting me in this movie because Coming To America, every time I went to school, all they did was quote lines from that movie.”