Eddie Murphy Talks ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ – Actor Eddie Murphy is denying reports of a new Beverly Hills Cop part 4 movie in the works. Ask the attached director, Brett Ratner, and he’ll tell you he wants to make it happen with Murphy. However, the response is … rather different if you put the same question to Eddie.
MTV News recently caught up with Ratner as he promoted “Tower Heist,” out this Friday starring Murphy. The director sounded hopeful about another “Cop” sequel.
“I think one day, I’m hoping, because it is one of the most iconic characters ever,” Ratner told us. “Eddie does not go anywhere in the world where they’re not like, ‘Axel Foley, what’s up?’ more than ‘Eddie Murphy.’ It is something that our hope and desire is to get it made.”
Much like he did with MTV News, Ratner has spoken on several occasions about his hopes for a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie featuring the legendary Axel Foley, a Detroit cop who finds himself solving crimes in the very posh Beverly Hills.
This first film in the Beverly Hills Cop series shot Eddie Murphy to international stardom, won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture, was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, and even received an Oscar nomination in 1985. It earned an estimated $234 million at the domestic box office, narrowly making it the biggest hit of 1984 ahead of Ghostbusters.
In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, however, Eddie Murphy tells the magazine that the possibilities for a fourth “Beverly Hills Cop” film are dead.