This coronavirus pandemic has taken away our chances of enjoying our favorite movies in the theatres. Many movies have postponed their schedules to 2021, and we can’t help but hate the extreme wait. However, the availability of online streaming platforms has eased up some of this wait for us and turned up to us as lifesavers. Some movies have chosen to premiere on these streaming websites instead of waiting for a grand theatrical release. Amazon, Netflix, and Disney+ are some of the most common streaming platforms. Distributors as big as Paramount and Warner Bros have sold off some movies to these platforms.
Trial of the Chicago 7 and The Lovebirds were both sold off to Netflix by Paramount. Without Remorse was also sold to Amazon by Paramount. Greyhound was also sold off to Apple by Sony, and Clouds was sold off to Disney+ by Warner Bros.
The very much-awaited sequel to the 1988 film was set to get a theatrical release on December 18th, 2020, in the United States and Canada. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has highly affected the entertainment industry, and theatrical releases have been either impossible or tough. This film, instead of being postponed, was sold to Amazon for a digital release. Amazon and all other streaming platforms have been looking for promising deals and sealing them. The distribution rights jumped off from Paramount to Amazon Studios for a whopping 125 million dollars. The deal is in the ongoing process currently.
The film is now all set to release on Prime Video digitally on the pre-decided release date, i.e., 18th December 2020. This means we would be able to watch the long due movie exactly on its schedule right from our own homes.
Coming 2 America is the second installment of the Coming to America film series, a romantic comedy franchise. It consists of the 1988 film ‘Coming to America’ and the upcoming comedy film ‘Coming 2 America’. In January 2017, a possibility of the sequel in development was announced. However, it was unclear whether Murphy would be reprising his role or not. In January 2019, it was announced that the sequel was happening with Eddie Murphy reprising his role for the film. Jermaine Fowler was cast in the film starring as the long-lost son of the King. Shari Headley, John Amos, and James Earl Jones were all expected to be back in Coming 2 America. The filming began on August 17, 2019, and was wrapped up on November 9, 2019.
The plot of this film is set after the events of the first 1988 film ‘Coming to America.’ Former Prince Akeem Joffer is all set to become the King of Zamunda when he knows about his son’s existence in America. Abided by his own father’s wish before death, he sets on a journey to America with his best pal Semmi to groom his son to become the crowned prince.