Netflix Drops First Look at Eddie Murphy in “Beverly Hills Cop 4”

Eddie Murphy at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards in 2016
Eddie Murphy at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards in 2016. Photo by John Salangsang/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (7423118gb)

Nearly 30 years have passed since the last Beverly Hills Cop film hit the screens, and this franchise is finally getting a much-deserved revival. Eddie Murphy is gearing up for a comeback in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley and Netflix finally shared the sneak peek of this sequel.

Unveiled as part of Empire‘s 2024 Preview issue, the first image of Murphy as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop 4 sees him holding his hands up in the air in front of two police officers, while people around them capture the incident on their phones.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer dropped some hints about the upcoming sequel while speaking to Empire. He said that Murphy is pretty brilliant in this sequel because you never know what you’re going to get whenever he walks on set.

He also praised his dynamic with co-star star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, saying they’re hysterical together because he’s such a great straight man to Murphy. Bruckheimer added that the new film is “all about the emotion”, but still promised a lot of great action and funny moments.

The supporting cast of Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley includes Kevin Bacon, Taylour Paige, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser, and Bronson Pinchot, and we’ll see them all in action when this sequel premieres on Netflix next year.