Eddie Murphy Returns as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop Reboot

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Eddie Murphy was first seen on set reprising his role as Detective Axel Foley in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

With a touch of movie magic, the Los Angeles set was made to look like a winter city airport complete with artificial snow.

The 61-year-old Murphy seemed very much in character as he wore a remarkably familiar outfit that fans will recognize from the film’s previous sequels.

First look: Eddie Murphy, 61, is seen on set reprising his role as Detective Axel Foley in the reboot of Beverly Hills Cop in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

First look: Eddie Murphy, 61, is seen on set reprising his role as Detective Axel Foley in the reboot of Beverly Hills Cop in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Filming Now: The long-awaited fourth installment in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise is now in pre-production at Netflix

Filming Now: The long-awaited fourth installment in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise is now in pre-production at Netflix

This marks the first time Murphy has been seen filming since production began on the fourth installment in the franchise after a decades-long delay.

Murphy, who plays the adored and flamboyant detective who launched his career in 1984, donned his trademark varsity jacket, T-shirt and jeans as he ran around the bustling set.

The set footage marks a victorious start to the film that has run into detours and delays, and comes a day after the announcement that Murphy will be joining two other powerhouse characters who were recently cast in the film.

The Comeback King: The last few years have seen a career resurgence for Murphy, after receiving rave reviews on both Dolemite Is My Name and Coming 2 Amercia (2021) on Amazon Prime.

The Comeback King: The last few years have seen a career resurgence for Murphy, after receiving rave reviews on both Dolemite Is My Name and Coming 2 Amercia (2021) on Amazon Prime.

First look: This is the first time we see the actor filming the new Beverly Hills Cop sequel

First look: This is the first time we see the actor filming the new Beverly Hills Cop sequel

On Monday it was confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylor Paige would be joining the cast, although neither of their roles were revealed.

Gordon-Levitt recently won acclaim for his roles in Super Pumped and The Trial of the Chicago 7, making the 41-year-old actor one of the most in-demand actors of our time.

The talented beauty known for her roles in Zola and Sharp Stick, Paige has signed on to join the cast while many of her projects are in post-production.

Beverly Hills Police: Axel Foley continues the story of a Detroit cop who finds himself investigating major cases in Los Angeles

Beverly Hills Police: Axel Foley continues the story of a Detroit cop who finds himself investigating major cases in Los Angeles

New cast members: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylor Paige were confirmed to be joining the cast on Monday, though neither of their roles were revealed.

New cast members: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylor Paige were confirmed to be joining the cast on Monday, though neither of their roles were revealed.

The original Beverly Hills Cop was released in 1984 and helped launch Murphy’s career and featured the story of a Detroit cop who finds himself investigating big cases in Los Angeles.

In 1987, Beverly Hills Cop II hit the screen, following the Detroit cop back to California to help his old colleagues Rosewood and Taggart investigate the shooting of Captain Bogomi.

In the 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III plot, while investigating a carjacking ring, Detective Foley encountered the same men who killed his boss and were running a counterfeit money ring at a Los Angeles theme park.

Same style: Wearing his iconic varsity jacket, T-shirt and jeans, Murphy, who plays the beloved and quirky detective who launched his career in 1984, wore the signature look as he ran around the bustling set.

Same style: Wearing his iconic varsity jacket, T-shirt and jeans, Murphy, who plays the beloved and quirky detective who launched his career in 1984, wore the signature look as he ran around the bustling set.

Iconic Role: The original Beverly Hills Cop premiered in 1984 and essentially launched Murphy's career.

Iconic Role: The original Beverly Hills Cop premiered in 1984 and essentially launched Murphy’s career.

In the new sequel, Axel Foley continues the story of a Detroit cop who finds himself in Beverly Hills navigating his investigation through dramatic cases.

Fans are excited to see Murphy back in the role of Detective Foley after two decades of false starts and Netflix taking over the production rights.

The project is directed by Mark Molloy and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman.

Trusted Companion: Also seen on the set was actor Paul Reiser, who played Detective Jeffrey Friedman in the second installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise that premiered in 1987.

Trusted Companion: Also seen on the set was actor Paul Reiser, who played Detective Jeffrey Friedman in the second installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise that premiered in 1987.

Back on duty: Paul Reiser, 61, was doing side stretches as he prepared for the next scene.

Back on duty: Paul Reiser, 61, was doing side stretches as he prepared for the next scene.

Back on duty: Paul Reiser, 61, was doing side stretches as he prepared for the next scene.

Warm up: Paul Reiser is seen warming up, stretching and reading notes

Warm up: Paul Reiser is seen warming up, stretching and reading notes

Busy: Downtown Los Angeles transformed into the Detroit airport ahead of a busy day of filming 'Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley'

Busy: Downtown Los Angeles transformed into the Detroit airport ahead of a busy day of filming ‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley’

Also seen on set was actor Paul Riser, who played Detective Jeffrey Friedman in the second installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise that premiered in 1987.

The Mad About You star has been in a few reboots in his later years and this film is one of them.

Seen stretching and preparing for his entrance, the 66-year-old actor who has yet to be officially included in the cast is likely to make a strong comeback in the film.

Casual cop: The actor was dressed for undercover work while walking on fake snow in the summer heat

Casual cop: The actor was dressed for undercover work while walking on fake snow in the summer heat

Reunion: Murphy and Reiser rejoin the set after two decades of false starts, and Netflix takes over the production rights.

Reunion: Murphy and Reiser rejoin the set after two decades of false starts, and Netflix takes over the production rights.

Summer Snow: Piles of artificial snow line the streets of Los Angeles to recreate a winter courthouse scene in Detroit

Summer Snow: Piles of artificial snow line the streets of Los Angeles to recreate a winter courthouse scene in Detroit

Dynamic Duo: Reiser and Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Dynamic Duo: Reiser and Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

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