Eddie Murphy Confirms Plans for ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ In a recent interview with Collider, Eddie Murphy confirmed the revival of his iconic 'Beverly Hills Cop' character, Axel Foley. Eddie Murphy, via Collider The original 1984 film is widely regarded as the role that cemented his status as one of Hollywood's leading men. Although the series went on to feature two more films in 1987 and 1994, production on a fourth entry never moved forward completely. As stated by Murphy in a 2011 interview, the scripts presented for the fourth movie were never "right." Eddie Murphy, via E! News (2011) Murphy insists he won't be returning to the busy schedule he had in the 1980s and 1990s. Eddie Murphy, via Collider