Eddie Murphy says that Beverly Hills Cop 4 will be his next film. It’s been 25 years since Beverly Hills Cop 3 was released and since then there’s been a lot of talk about a fourth film in the series. Beverly Hills Cop 4 was initially announced in the mid-1990s but never went forward, then was announced again in 2006 with that film failing to materialize as well. At some point, there was a planned television series, but that also never materialized. Then, in 2016, there were reports that directors had been found for the film, but it’s been largely quiet ever since — until now.
Speaking to Collider, Murphy recently confirmed that he’s planning to make Beverly Hills Cop 4 after he finishes working on the now-filming Coming to America 2. He added that he sees these belated sequels, in combination with his upcoming return to hosting SNL, as a “bookend” to his movie career so far, explaining “I’m not going to be making movies two three a year like [back] in the early days because I like to just be home with the kids”.
Murphy’s comments are huge news for fans of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise as it was one of Murphy’s first hit films. The film starred Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart cop from Detroit who heads to Beverly Hills, California to investigate crimes. Still, even with it seeming like Beverly Hills Cop 4 is really going to happen, it will be a little bit of a wait until the film makes it to screen.
Production on Coming 2 America is underway with that film expected in theaters December 18, 2020.