The majority of the original cast of Coming to America is on board for the sequel, Coming 2 America. However, there is one person who isn’t coming back–Eriq La Salle, who played Soul Glo heir Darryl Jenks.
According to The Grio, La Salle told a group of journalists at NBC’s annual Chicago press day that he is focusing on executive producing and directing. “No. I’ve already given you an answer. No,” he said.
As he told the journalists in attendance, “No. Straight to the point. I knew where you were going with it. I’m a little busy right now …with this show [Chicago P.D.] .”
Even though La Salle won’t make a return, the film is already padded to the rafters with stars who made the original film a success, including Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, John Amos, James Earl Jones, Garcelle Beauvais, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Shari Headley and Louie Anderson.
The film is scheduled to come to theaters on August 7, 2020.
Source: The Grio, Shadow & Act