‘Beverly Hills Cops 4’ is coming soon, according to Eddie Murphy.
The actor, who is currently filming ‘Coming 2 America: The Quest’ in Atlanta, was on tour promoting his new Netflix series ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ and during the promotional campaign he did mention some of his other upcoming projects. In one interview with Collider, Murphy revealed his plans for the next several years.
Murphy is headed to Netflix at the end of the month in the new movie ‘Dolemite is My Name.’ The comedian has not worked on several significant projects for quite some time now. But he has a lot of productions coming soon. On Tuesday, the comedian confirmed a sequel to ‘Beverly Hills Cop.’
“Yeah, that’s what we’re doing after Coming to America,” he said casually. “We’re doing Beverly Hills Cop.”
‘Beverly Hills Cop’ was one of Murphy’s first hit movies, premiering in 1984. The film centers around a street-smart cop named Axel Foley from Detroit, who goes to Beverly Hills, California to investigate crimes. Throughout 3 movies and an unreleased TV pilot, he shows his non-nonsense street justice. The last movie came out in 1994. CBS ordered a pilot starring Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley’s son, Aaron. The episode was filmed in 2013 but was not picked up. After that, Paramount said another movie was coming soon, but this is the first concrete word of it coming soon.
Murphy revealed his plan in the interview saying, “Then, the plan is to get back on stage and do stand-up, and then that’s what I’ll be doing mostly, is stand-up, and Beverly Hills Cop will be kind of like… These movies, and Saturday Night Live, I’m looking at it as, a book-end,” he said.
“And if I decide that I just want to stay on the couch forever, I’ve ended it on a funny note,” he went on. “And I’ll do stand-up if I’m feeling creative… And if some incredible filmmaker comes along with some great movie or with some great opportunity… But I’m not going to be making movies, like, two or three a year, like I did back in the early days. Because I like to just be at home with the kids.”
There is no information on casting calls, auditions, or release dates for ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ yet. Meanwhile, Murphy’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ hits Netflix on Friday, October 25th.
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