BEVERLY HILLS COP: AXEL F Brings Back Axel Foley and the Rest of the Gang in a Hilarious New Trailer

Netflix finally dropped the official trailer for the long-awaited fourquel, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F.
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Eddie Murphy is finally back as Axel Foley for the first time in thirty years! After waiting quite a while, the Beverly Hills Cop franchise makes its long-awaited return with Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F. The fourquel of the franchise finally arrives later this summer on Netflix.

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Along with the release date, Netflix revealed a groovy new trailer for the upcoming action comedy, showcasing the return of the original cast members from the first two films. You can check out the newly released trailer below:


In the long-awaited sequel, Detective Axel Foley (Murphy) is back on the beat in Beverly Hilla, California. After the life of his daughter (Taylour Paige) is threatened, Foley teams up with a new partner (Gordon-Levitt). The plot also involves Axel meeting up with his old pals from the previous films, including Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton), as they turn up the heat to uncover a dark conspiracy.

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Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F (L to R) John Ashton as Chief John Taggart, Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley and Judge Reinhold as Billy Rosewood in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F. Cr. Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix ©2024

At the very least, it’s great to see all the original actors back for the sequel, and it’s not wall-to-wall with new actors and talent. It’s also not following that typical trope of legacy sequels where it focuses on a new protagonist or character. Not to mention, it’s got the original trio of Axel Foley, Billy Rosewood, and John Taggart in on the action. Other franchise veterans such as Bronson Pinchot and Paul Reiser are also along for the ride.

Eddie Murphy has been trying to get a new franchise installment off the ground for quite some time. That includes a new television series that would’ve seen Murphy reprise his role as Foley and starred Brandon T. Jackson as Aaron Foley, the son of Axel.

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Instead, it looks like Murphy and longtime franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer managed to get this new sequel off the ground, which will be going straight-to-streaming via Netflix. Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F debuts exclusively on Netflix on July 3.

About Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F

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Premiere: July 3, 2024
Director: Mark Molloy
Written by: Will Beall, Tom Gormican, and Kevin Etten
Produced by: Jerry Bruckheimer, Eddie Murphy, and Chad Oman
Production: Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Production; Eddie Murphy Productions
Distribution: Netflix
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Taylour Paige, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Judge Reinhold, Paul Reiser, John Ashton, and Bronson Pinchot

Synopsis: Detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is back on the beat in Beverly Hills. After his daughter’s life is threatened, she (Taylour Paige) and Foley team up with a new partner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and old pals Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton) to turn up the heat and uncover a conspiracy.

What did you think of the new trailer? Are you looking forward to Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F? Are you a fan of the previous installments? What’s your favorite action-comedy of the 1980s or ’90s? Let us know your thoughts on The Illuminerdi’s social media.

SOURCE: Netflix



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