Pretty much every classic action star has been trying to do a "twilight sequel" to the films that made them icons of the genre to begin with. Bruce Willis came back decades after he supposedly hung up his gun as John McClane. Sly Stallone has brought back both Rocky and Rambo. Schwarzenegger has been a T-800 more in the last 20 years than he had back when Cameron ran the show. And Tom Cruise has pretty much kept his career afloat by jumping off cliffs as Ethan Hunt. But one who has struggled to get back in their classic tennis shoes is Eddie Murphy reprising his role as Axel Foley for another Beverly Hills Cop project. That is, until now.
Several attempts have been made for the last several years including the unaired pilot for a show that would have seen Murphy's Axel work with his son on a case. The biggest sign of life was back in late 2019 when Netflix acquired the rights to both a fourth and a potential fifth installment. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who made Bad Boys for Life the most successful of that series, were initially attached to direct though the two departed earlier this year due to scheduling conflict. Last heard, the film would now be directed by Mark Molloy while Will Beall (co-writer for Aquaman) was attached to write the script. It seems that is sticking according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer in a new interview with ComicBook.com. While discussing Top Gun: Maverick, the producer revealed that the long-awaited sequel is finally moving forward and filming is about to begin. While only a small update, it's a pretty big update nonetheless according to his statement:
Well, we're making another Beverly Hills Cop. We start that in like a week or 10 days and that's gonna be for Netflix.
If this is true, then it's possible we may see the fast-talking cop return within the next year or so. Stay tuned!