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Eddie Murphy is not shooting Beverly Hills Cop 4 anytime soon

02.12.2015

Last we heard of BEVERLY HILLS COP 4, Eddie Murphy was pretty adamant about only going to work on a script that he approved of. This didn't stop Paramount Pictures from nailing down a date of March 25, 2016 for the release, however. Brett Ratner (HERCULES, RUSH HOUR) is still set to helm the picture but if a recent interview with Playboy is any indication, I don't expect we'll be seeing BEVERLY HILLS COP 4 in a year from now. You can check out the whole interview here, but suffice it to say that Eddie Murphy is working on a lot of other projects EXCEPT a return to Axel Foley.

Eddie Murphy regarding the BEVERLY HILLS COP 4 shoot that was going to happen in March:

I don’t think it’s gonna happen in March, but it is gonna be in Detroit. And before it happens, they’ve got to get that script right. That movie has to be right. The third Beverly Hills Cop was garbage. Those movies, when I travel overseas, people say [in a foreign accent] “Hey, Beverly Hills Cop! Axel Foley!” They call me that shit. All the movies I’ve done, and they call me that. If we do that movie, it has to be right. Not just thrown together to get a big check. I don’t need anymore of those.

Regarding the fate of the Beverly Hills Cop TV pilot:

I was gonna be in the pilot, and they thought I should be recurring. I’m not gonna do Beverly Hills Cop on TV. I remember when they tested it — they had this little knob that you turn if you like it or you don’t like it. So when Axel shows up in the pilot, some people turned the knob so much, they broke it. So the network decided “if he isn’t recurring, then this isn’t gonna happen.” So it didn’t happen.

It's ironic that Mr. Murphy decides to become more critical of scripts at this stage, but better late than never! Given that Axel Foley is his most popular character to date, he's right in not accepting any garbage that comes across his desk. I'd be rather curious to check out the pilot he took part of, but given that Paramount is willing to spend some big bucks to bring him back for a feature-film, I don't think we're going to see it anytime soon. Whatever the outcome, it couldn't be worse than PLUTO NASH.

BEVERLY HILLS COP 4 is still scheduled for a March 25, 2016 release.

Source: Playboy

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6:54PM on 02/12/2015
I'm glad that he appreciate fans' response to Beverly Hills Cop. And honestly, they're not going to quite Vampire in Brooklyn to him, hehe. Axel Foley is a much better character.
I'm glad that he appreciate fans' response to Beverly Hills Cop. And honestly, they're not going to quite Vampire in Brooklyn to him, hehe. Axel Foley is a much better character.
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6:05PM on 02/12/2015
I'm glad Murphy understands what Beverly Hills Cop means to his fans. It's not even my favorite movie of his (that's Trading Places), but Axel Foley is his signature role. Having said that, I'm not aching for another one, because it's been so long, but it's good to know that he cares.
I'm glad Murphy understands what Beverly Hills Cop means to his fans. It's not even my favorite movie of his (that's Trading Places), but Axel Foley is his signature role. Having said that, I'm not aching for another one, because it's been so long, but it's good to know that he cares.
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6:03PM on 02/12/2015
Sounds like he wants it R rated & raunchy like Foley should be, but the studio wants PG-13....also please stop using the phrase suffice it to say, it's pointless & only used to sound intelligent, drives me crazy how much this site uses it.
Sounds like he wants it R rated & raunchy like Foley should be, but the studio wants PG-13....also please stop using the phrase suffice it to say, it's pointless & only used to sound intelligent, drives me crazy how much this site uses it.
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5:23PM on 02/12/2015

Eddie Murphy is not shooting Beverly Hills Cop 4 anytime soon

.... should actually say:
"Eddie Murphy hasn't made any good carrier choices since Beverly Hills Cop".

I mean what the hell does he have going for him to not start shooting this movie?!
.... should actually say:
"Eddie Murphy hasn't made any good carrier choices since Beverly Hills Cop".

I mean what the hell does he have going for him to not start shooting this movie?!
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5:49PM on 02/12/2015
If you read the article it's not other obligations, it is because he wants the best script
If you read the article it's not other obligations, it is because he wants the best script
5:50PM on 02/12/2015
I find this comment to be utterly ridiculous: your complaint is that his movies have been shit... yet you want him to jump right in to a Beverly Hills Cop script that he deems is shit?!?!
I find this comment to be utterly ridiculous: your complaint is that his movies have been shit... yet you want him to jump right in to a Beverly Hills Cop script that he deems is shit?!?!
5:00PM on 02/12/2015
Good for him. I respect the fact that he's waiting for the right ingredients to make it great.
Good for him. I respect the fact that he's waiting for the right ingredients to make it great.
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4:00PM on 02/12/2015
I got two words Mr. Fuck you man....Pluto Nash.
I got two words Mr. Fuck you man....Pluto Nash.
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3:48PM on 02/12/2015
First of all, good for Eddie not wanting to do a shit movie! That being said.. They need to get Brett fucking Rattner the fuck off this movie! Idc how good the script may be. Brett Rattner is a fucking hack! He is garbage!
First of all, good for Eddie not wanting to do a shit movie! That being said.. They need to get Brett fucking Rattner the fuck off this movie! Idc how good the script may be. Brett Rattner is a fucking hack! He is garbage!
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3:14PM on 02/12/2015
Beverly Hills cop 3 is way better than most of the crap Murphy has done in decades, and it's better than part 2. Dudes got some nerve trashing one of his better movies when he's churned out so much crap.
Beverly Hills cop 3 is way better than most of the crap Murphy has done in decades, and it's better than part 2. Dudes got some nerve trashing one of his better movies when he's churned out so much crap.
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5:02PM on 02/12/2015
better than 2? seriously?
better than 2? seriously?
5:47PM on 02/12/2015
He basically burned all his other movies when he said no more cash grabs and I think it's ok for him to be critical over a movie he actually did care about.
He basically burned all his other movies when he said no more cash grabs and I think it's ok for him to be critical over a movie he actually did care about.
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3:12PM on 02/12/2015
Whatīs wrong with calling him Axel Foley or Beverly Hills Cop? It beats Pluto Nash, Fatty Professor or Dr. Doolittle every fucking time. Thatīs for sure.
Whatīs wrong with calling him Axel Foley or Beverly Hills Cop? It beats Pluto Nash, Fatty Professor or Dr. Doolittle every fucking time. Thatīs for sure.
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4:18PM on 02/12/2015
Who's "FATTY" PROFESSOR?
Who's "FATTY" PROFESSOR?
5:44PM on 02/12/2015
I think you may have missed his point. I don't think he was complaining about it, I think he is saying that because that's the role he is known for, he wants it to be the best it can be.
I think you may have missed his point. I don't think he was complaining about it, I think he is saying that because that's the role he is known for, he wants it to be the best it can be.
2:55PM on 02/12/2015
Beverly Hills Cop III was awesome. Murphy's incorrect. Yeah, not as good as the first two, but fucking hilarious.
Beverly Hills Cop III was awesome. Murphy's incorrect. Yeah, not as good as the first two, but fucking hilarious.
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5:44PM on 02/12/2015
I agree. I enjoy the third as well
I agree. I enjoy the third as well
2:43PM on 02/12/2015
I wouldn't mind a new BHC-movie but it should feeld like a cool 80s-cop movie. Eddie Murphy didn't star in good movies since the 80s (or I forgot about them). He's still talented.
I wouldn't mind a new BHC-movie but it should feeld like a cool 80s-cop movie. Eddie Murphy didn't star in good movies since the 80s (or I forgot about them). He's still talented.
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2:33PM on 02/12/2015

He has finally seen the light or...

His ego was bruised enough by the dead box office returns OR he made enough money there is literally nothing left for him to buy that he wants so fuck it lets go for quality over a paycheck!
His ego was bruised enough by the dead box office returns OR he made enough money there is literally nothing left for him to buy that he wants so fuck it lets go for quality over a paycheck!
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2:26PM on 02/12/2015
Well at least he admits that Beverly Hills Cop 3 sucked. Now what the rest of the shit that he has put out? I'm glad that he is concerned with the script but he should also be concerned about having Brett Ratner direct. We're talking about a guy whose movies do make money but are universally panned by critics and audiences. I will never understand why Ratner's films are generally held as shit but people still seem them. If Murphy is really concerned about the fans than he needs to bring in some
Well at least he admits that Beverly Hills Cop 3 sucked. Now what the rest of the shit that he has put out? I'm glad that he is concerned with the script but he should also be concerned about having Brett Ratner direct. We're talking about a guy whose movies do make money but are universally panned by critics and audiences. I will never understand why Ratner's films are generally held as shit but people still seem them. If Murphy is really concerned about the fans than he needs to bring in some old school talent, bring Martin Brest back or work with John Landis again. Although of course my ultimate answer is to not even do the movie in the first place, at least there were two great movies from this franchise.
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5:54PM on 02/12/2015
Martin Brest made what many consider the worst movie ever: Gigli!

Ratner's Rush Hour movies were great entertainment... but fluff... even though i like Ratner, i would prefer a director with more prestige!
Martin Brest made what many consider the worst movie ever: Gigli!

Ratner's Rush Hour movies were great entertainment... but fluff... even though i like Ratner, i would prefer a director with more prestige!
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