Chadwick Boseman brings Black Panther to life in the MCU, but what if he was replaced with Eddie Murphy?
That's the premise of Funny or Die's new trailer for Black Panther. The footage of the upcoming Marvel Studios film is spliced with Murphy's comedic classic Coming To America, and it actually meshes better than you'd think. After all, Prince Akeem is royalty, and he takes to T'Challa's duties of leading Wakanda rather easily.
Some of the best moments are when the trailer splices together action scenes. Coming To America isn't an action fest by any means, but there is one sequence that makes it all work. Akeem's duel with Semmi (Arsenio Hall) works perfectly to mesh the bigger sequences from Black Panther together, and Akeem's knack for backflips didn't hurt either.
Wakandan royalty also seems to encounter the same issues as royalty in Zamunda. They can't go to the bathroom by themselves and they face a constant threat from usurpers. All in all, it's quite a pairing, and you can view the whole video in the clip above.
Coming To America hit theaters in June of 1988, and went on to critical and commercial success. It's considered one of Murphy's classic films and earned two Oscar nominations.
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Fans can judge for themselves when Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018.