Axel Foley is back as the upcoming legacy sequel heading to Netflix has finally started getting some steam. Deadline has just revealed that Taylour Paige and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have joined returning Eddie Murphy in the upcoming film. Production is already underway with Mark Molloy in the director’s chair. As one would expect, Murphy will once again play Axel Foley, who is also taking on a producing role alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman.
The film also got a new title, as it’ll be known as Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley. It’s unclear what direction they are going with this sequel which will revisit one of the early comedy cinematic icons first introduced back in 1984. The franchise went on to consist of three films. There’s no word yet if other actors might be reprising their roles from previous films. It’s also unclear which role Taylour Paige and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will have in the upcoming sequel.
The title is certainly curious as it almost feels like they are chasing something that Top Gun: Maverick put out there with its title. Of course, it’s unclear if this new title is potentially meant as a tribute to the franchise’s new direction as a last hurrah for the character. Perhaps they also hope to pass on the torch to a new generation but it’s unclear just what their goal is with the sequel. We’ll have to see once the first trailer arrives.