Production on Beverly Hills Cop 4 is currently underway, but Eddie Murphy isn’t the only actor returning for this latest installment of the franchise. A picture taken set of Beverly Hills Cop 4 shows that Judge Reinhold and John Ashton are also back for more!
Eddie Murphy first played Axel Foley in the 1984s Beverly Hills Cop, which found the street-smart Detroit cop traveling to California to track down his friend’s killers. Although it was outside his jurisdiction, Foley teamed up with two reluctant detectives from the Beverly Hills Police Department. These two reluctant detectives were William “Bill” Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton). Reinhold and Ashton returned for Beverly Hills Cop 2but only Reinhold appeared in Beverly Hills Cop 3. No word on what the couple is up to Beverly Hills Cop 4but it will be great to see them again.
The official title for the sequel is Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley. In addition to Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold and John Ashton, the sequel will also star Taylor Paige and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Paul Reiser is also expected to reprise his role as Detective Jeffrey Friedman from the first two films.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were once expected to direct Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley but ended up leaving to focus on Batgirl. Mark Molloy has stepped in to direct from a script by Will Beall. Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley doesn’t have an official release date yet, but it will be released on Netflix when all is said and done. Are there other original characters that you hope will return for Beverly Hills Cop 4?