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‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Official Trailer Gives First Look at Return of Axel Foley

‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Official Trailer Gives First Look at Return of Axel Foley

The much-anticipated Beverly Hills Cop 4 trailer has arrived, treating fans to a sneak peek of the action-comedy series’ triumphant return. The upcoming film, now officially titled Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, is scheduled for a summer 2024 release exclusively on Netflix. The streamer dropped the new trailer on YouTube.

The trailer unveils our beloved cop protagonist embarking on another thrilling adventure in the vibrant streets of Beverly Hills. Through exhilarating action sequences, Axel Foley showcases his signature charm and humor, guaranteed to ruffle a few feathers. Accompanying the trailer is a new poster, solidifying the release of Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F in the summer of 2024.

The Beverly Hills Cop 4 trailer hinted at Axel Foley’s transition into the 21st century, facing relentless paparazzi and iPhones. The trailer also showcases an older Axel who surprises others with his continued street presence. Gordon-Levitt’s character playfully questions if Axel has ever read his own file, alluding to his past Beverly Hills Cop adventures.

‘The Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Trailer Reveals the Story of the Upcoming Sequel

Detective Axel Foley is back on the beat in Beverly Hills. After his daughter’s life is threatened, she and Foley team up with a new partner and old pals Billy Rosewood and John Taggart to turn up the heat and uncover a conspiracy,” the film’s synopsis reads.

Eddie Murphy makes a comeback to reprise the iconic Axel role, nearly three decades after the release of Beverly Hills Cop 3. Directed by Mark Molloy, the belated sequel also stars Kevin Bacon and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Meanwhile, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser, and Bronson Pinchot reprise their characters from previous installments. In the winter of 2019, the franchise transitioned from Paramount to Netflix.

Originally conceived as a vehicle for Sylvester Stallone, who famously turned it down to pursue Cobra, Beverly Hills Cop emerged as one of the biggest hits of 1984.

This action-comedy film not only captivated audiences but also dominated the U.S. box office, raking in an impressive $234 million. It marked a turning point in Eddie Murphy’s career, solidifying him as a charismatic and bankable star who could effortlessly draw crowds. Such was the success of the original film that it paved the way for two sequels in 1987 and 1994.

Of course, this isn’t the only sequel to a beloved franchise that Murphy has in the works. Reportedly, plans for Shrek 5 are underway. Beverly Hills CopAxel Foley drops on Netflix in the summer of 2024.