A taste of Axel Foley is back, courtesy of Netflix! The streaming giant has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, the long-awaited fourth movie in the series, bringing Eddie Murphy’s beloved character back to life after four decades.
Beverly Hills Cop 4 – officially titled as Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Mark Molloy till now does not have any release date. Meanwhile, fans are upset over one thing.
Eddie Murphy’s Return as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F
Netflix has dropped the first trailer for the long-awaited fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, and it looks like the Detroit detective hasn’t lost his touch. It’s been almost four decades since Eddie Murphy first brought Axel Foley to life, and the iconic character’s charisma shines brighter than ever in this new adventure.
The original Beverly Hills Cop, introduced in 1984, proved to be a cultural sensation, not only highlighting Murphy’s comedic prowess but also reshaping the landscape of action-comedy films. This success led to the creation of two sequels in 1987 and 1994.
The trailer comes two days after Netflix teased the film in a post shared on X, formerly Twitter.
Check out the trailer here.
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley reunites Murphy with franchise co-stars Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser, and Bronson Pinchot. New to the franchise are stars including Kevin Bacon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Taylour Paige.
What Has Made Fans Upset?
Though fans are enthusiastic about the fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, one thing surely makes them upset. The decision to bring it on the OTT platform over theatrical release is what disappoints them.
Now this catches my attention looks very good it would have been better if it was just in theaters though but I’m still going to check it out
— MacManMiller (@DAndreXMiller) December 14, 2023
After sitting through Bad Boys For Life, I understand why this will be on Netflix. Hopefully this doesn’t feel as forced as that did.
— Daniel 🎅🏻🎄 (@TheDTSB) December 14, 2023
What a waste of years of waiting to not release this in theaters.
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith0522) December 14, 2023
Instead of raising prices why don’t they put their obvious blockbuster hits in theaters and make something back lol or does Hollywood prevent that?
— TeeLow (@TeeLowTeeVee) December 14, 2023
Such an iconic franchise yet it’s releasing on streaming???
— joey (@Fan_FlickOn) December 14, 2023
Beverly Hills Cop isn’t the only 1980s film Murphy has returned to; in 2021, he appeared in Coming 2 America, which was a sequel to the 1988 comedy Coming to America.
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F is slated to be released by Netflix in 2024. The original Beverly Hills Cop is streaming on Netflix in the U.S.