Black kings, but no politics: Murphy returns in 'Coming 2 America'

Los Angeles (AFP) – Thirty years before “Black Panther,” Eddie Murphy’s 1980s comedy classic “Coming to America” disproved the stubborn Hollywood myth that films with Black casts flop overseas; it earned nearly $300 million worldwide. Now that Marvel’s African superhero blockbuster has smashed that misbelief for good with its billion-dollar box office haul, Murphy has decided it’s time for a sequel: “Coming 2 America” is out on March 5. But according to Murphy, the global success of the two predominantly Black franchises has nothing to do with any growing interest in racial politics and histor…

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