Despite the success of Coming To America, Arsenio Hall revealed that he made a pact with his co-star, Eddie Murphy, to never do a sequel.


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During a recent interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the former late-night talk show host explained the pact was the reason the follow-up was delayed.

“It took 30 years because we never planned on doing it. In fact, we shook and said, ‘Let’s never do a sequel.’ We were so happy with it. It was perfect, we’re never going to mess with it.”

Coming To America has grown into a cult classic since its release three decades ago and the duo revisited their pact after realizing that.

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Arsenio says he loved the storyline Eddie pitched, but he had an issue with who the comedian wanted to cast as his son.

“[Eddie Murphy] wanted Tracy Morgan to play his son — and I think Eddie and Tracy look about the same age. But, he’s Eddie Murphy, so you have to say it easy. You know what I did, I did it in joke form and said, ‘Maybe in the third one, Morgan Freeman can be your son.’ “

Although Tracy Morgan won’t portray Eddie’s son he still has a supporting role in the movie. Check out Arsenio Hall’s interview on The Late Show below:

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