Eddie Murphy Returns as Axel Foley: Netflix Unveils First Look at ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Sequel

Netflix has officially unveiled the first look at Eddie Murphy’s return as Axel Foley in the highly anticipated fourth installment of the iconic “Beverly Hills Cop” franchise. The streaming giant shared a sneak peek photo on Instagram, featuring Murphy donning Foley’s familiar Detroit Lions jacket. The film, titled “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley,” is slated for release next year.

In the Instagram announcement, Netflix captioned, “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley brings Eddie Murphy back in his most iconic role.”

According to Tudum, the upcoming sequel will see original “Beverly Hills Cop” stars Judge Reinhold, Paul Reiser, John Ashton, and Bronson Pinchot reprising their roles alongside Murphy. Joining the franchise are newcomers Kevin Bacon, Taylour Paige, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Mark Molloy is set to direct, and the film’s producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, revealed that Gordon-Levitt will play Foley’s new partner, promising a dynamic and humorous duo.

Bruckheimer shared insights into working with Murphy, emphasizing the brilliance he brings to the set every day, transporting everyone back to the ’80s. The original “Beverly Hills Cop” premiered in 1984, becoming a defining role for Murphy. The film garnered critical acclaim, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and spawning two sequels in 1987 and 1994.

While specific plot details and release dates for “Axel Foley” are yet to be disclosed, Bruckheimer assured fans that the sequel will capture the essence of the franchise, focusing on the emotional core. Get ready for a nostalgic yet heartstring-tugging return to the world of Axel Foley in this highly anticipated sequel.

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