It has been already 26 years since Eddie Murphy carried his role as Axel Foley, his hero cop from the Beverly Hills Cop franchise and Beverly Hills Cop 4 finally comes to light. The first two movies are back-to-back hits but the third movie Beverly Hills Cop III felt a little off for the audience. The previous movie only grossed globally with a total of $119 million on a budget of $70 million, which is considered a big budget back in that time but after the third movie fell flat Beverly Hills Cop 4 was set to show up. Recently, the official title for the upcoming film has been revealed as Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley along with two new cast members set to appear.
The actor became a megastar overnight as Saturday Night Live revealed Murphy’s first feature in the first 48 Hrs. His other major hit was Trading Places, which was liked by the fans, making fame for the rising comedian, and then came Beverly Hills Cop.
Beverly Hills Cop 4: Mark Molloy Set to Direct Next Installment for Netflix
In 2021, California’s Film & TV tax credit program gave a list of 23 movies filming in the state and one of those movies is Beverly Hills Cop 4 with Eddie Murphy. With Murphy set to return other familiar characters were also announced that there is a strong possibility of him joining Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in Triplets, a sequel to Schwarzenegger and DeVito’s 1988 hit Twins.
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Beverly Hills Cop 4, has been in the works since the mid-90s and finally has found itself a new director. Mark Molloy has been chosen to replace Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who left the project to take over the matter of Warner Bros. superhero flick, Batgirl, which was set to make a return of Michael Keaton’s Batman and was canceled later.
Eddie Murphy Confirms His Return for Beverly Hills Cop 4
Recently, Eddie Murphy himself confirmed the fourth film to Collider by saying:
“Yeah, that’s what we’re doing after Coming to America 2. We’re doing Beverly Hills Cop and then the plan is to get back on stage and do standup. That’s what I’ll be doing mostly standup. These movies and Saturday Night Live it’s kind of like…I’m looking at it as a bookend. If I decided I wanted to stay on the couch forever, I ended it on a funny note.”
The first story started with a cop named Murphy who ends up in Beverly Hills following the case of a killer who murdered his childhood friend. In Beverly Hills, the cop involves himself in the investigation, along with two detectives, Judge Reinhold and John Ashton to help him find out the killer. Foley’s unorthodox ways failed his plans over and over again but he finally begins to win over the two detectives and bought the killer to an end. The first movie was a blockbuster and fans started more from Foley. Although, Murphy wasn’t in any hurry to work for a fourth film and also he went disappeared from Hollywood. But now, with the announcement of the new film fans have been waiting to see more from him.
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley does not have an official premiere date yet.