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Eddie Murphy is back in Netflix's Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F (Get your synthesizers ready)

Previous sequels only disappointed fans, but third time's the charm, right?

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It's hard to remember a time when Eddie Murphy wasn't one of the biggest names in Hollywood, but before a little film called Beverly Hills Cop came out in 1984, he was best known for his standup and his time on Saturday Night Live. However, his portrayal of Axel Foley helped make him one of the most bankable comedians in movie history. Now, nearly 40 years after the first movie came out, Netflix is bringing Eddie Murphy back for the fourth movie in the series, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F.

Plot details for the movie are pretty sparse at the moment. All we know right now is that Foley is back causing chaos on the streets of Beverly Hills to help his daughter - this time with the help of a new partner. Netflix just released a teaser image of which announced that Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F will release in Summer 2024.

Beverly Hills  Cop: Axel F Teaser Poster
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This isn’t the first sequel that Beverly Hills Cop has gotten, but it does stand a good chance to be the first sequel that wasn’t disappointing to watch. The original was the highest-grossing film of 1984 and was number one at the box office for 13 weeks in a row, but neither of the original two sequels, which came out in 1987 and 1994, could capture the magic of the original.

We expect Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F to land on Netflix in the summer of 2024, making it almost exactly 40 years since the first movie became a cultural phenomenon. Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F will also star Taylour Paige as Foley's daughter and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as his new partner, while Kevin Bacon is playing the local police captain that will almost assuredly not like the way Foley does things. Along with Murphy returning to star, both Judge Reinhold and John Ashton are back to reprise their roles in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F.

While we’re excited to see Eddie Murphy reprise his role as Axel Foley, we’re almost as excited to see if the rumors about a fifth Shrek movie being made. With Murphy hitting the mean streets of Beverly Hills again and Cameron Diaz coming out of retirement, anything seems possible.


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