Eddie Murphy confirmed rumours that ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4‘ is on the way. The comedian was on a press tour promoting ‘Dolemite Is My Name‘, but he took some time to mention his other upcoming projects as well.
Murphy is coming to Netflix at the end of the month in the new movie Dolemite is My Name. The comedian has been laying low for years now, but he has a lot of projects coming in the next couple of years. He confirmed that a new instalment of Beverly Hills Cop is one of them.
Beverly Hills Cop was one of Murphy’s first blockbuster hits, premiering in 1984. The movie follows a street-smart cop named Axel Foley from Detroit, who goes out of his jurisdiction to investigate crimes in ritzy Beverly Hills, California. Over the course of three movies and one unaired TV pilot, he dolls out his no-nonsense street justice in spite of the uncooperative system.
The last instalment, Beverly Hills Cop III, came out in 1994. After that, the series went quiet for almost two decades, until CBS ordered a pilot starring Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley’s son, Aaron. The episode was filmed in 2013, but it was not picked up. After that, Paramount promised another film was on the way, but this is the first concrete word of it we have had since.