Netflix has recently unveiled a sneak peek at the highly anticipated return of Eddie Murphy in the iconic Beverly Hills Cop franchise. Titled “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F,” the film brings back the beloved character Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) as he embarks on a thrilling new adventure in Beverly Hills. With a release date set for summer 2024, fans are eagerly awaiting the return of this classic comedy series.
In the upcoming film, Axel Foley finds himself back on the beat in Beverly Hills after his daughter’s life is threatened. Teaming up with a new partner portrayed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Foley enlists the help of his old friends Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton) to uncover a conspiracy and bring the culprits to justice. The stakes are higher than ever as Axel Foley and his team race against time to protect his daughter and unravel a web of intrigue.
Fans of the franchise will be delighted to see familiar faces reprising their roles in “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F.” Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser, and Bronson Pinchot are all set to return, bringing their unique charm and chemistry to the screen once again. This reunion adds an extra layer of nostalgia and excitement for long-time fans.
Under the direction of Mark Molloy, the film promises to capture the essence of the original Beverly Hills Cop films while introducing fresh and exciting elements. The script, penned by Will Beall, showcases the wit, humor, and action-packed sequences that made the franchise a massive success. Eddie Murphy himself is also involved as a producer, alongside industry veterans Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman of Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Charisse Hewitt-Webster and Ray Angelic serve as executive producers, while Melissa Reid of Jerry Bruckheimer Films takes on the role of co-producer.
Jerry Bruckheimer praises Eddie Murphy’s versatility as an artist, highlighting his ability to seamlessly transition between drama and comedy. Murphy’s portrayal of Axel Foley has captivated audiences for decades, and in “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F,” he continues to bring the same charisma and wit that made the character an enduring favorite. Despite the passage of time, Axel Foley remains true to his roots, patrolling the streets with the same twinkle in his eye.
The Beverly Hills Cop franchise has enjoyed a long and successful journey since its inception. The original film, released in 1984, became a box office sensation, grossing $234 million in the United States alone and earning an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The subsequent sequels, released in 1987 and 1994, further solidified the franchise’s popularity and Eddie Murphy’s status as a movie star.
With the release of the first glimpse of “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F,” fans are eagerly anticipating the return of Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, the beloved Detroit cop turned Beverly Hills detective. Set for a summer 2024 release on Netflix, this long-awaited sequel promises to deliver the perfect blend of action, comedy, and nostalgia that fans have come to expect from the franchise. Get ready to join Axel Foley on another thrilling adventure as he takes on Beverly Hills once again.