Eddie Murphy back as Axel Foley filming Beverly Hills Cop reboot

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

With a touch of movie magic, the Los Angeles-based set was made to look like a wintry city airport, complete with fake snow.

Murphy, 61, seemed to have a lot of character as he donned a remarkably well-known outfit that fans will recognize from the film’s earlier sequels.

First look: Eddie Murphy, 61, spotted on set as Detective Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop’s Los Angeles reboot on Tuesday

Filming Now: The highly anticipated fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise is now in pre-production on Netflix

Filming Now: The highly anticipated fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise is now in pre-production on Netflix

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

Playing the beloved quirky detective who catapulted his career in 1984, Murphy wore the signature varsity jacket, T-shirt and jeans as he raced through the bustling set.

The footage from the set marks a triumphant kick-off for the film that has faced detours and delays and comes a day after the announcement that Murphy will be joined by two more power players recently cast for the film.

Comeback King: Murphy's career has been revived in recent years, after receiving rave reviews in both Dolemite Is My Name and Coming 2 Amercia (2021) on Amazon Prime

Comeback King: Murphy’s career has been revived in recent years, after receiving rave reviews in both Dolemite Is My Name and Coming 2 Amercia (2021) on Amazon Prime

First Glimpse: This is the first time we've seen the actor film the new Beverly Hills Cop sequel

First Glimpse: This is the first time we’ve seen the actor film the new Beverly Hills Cop sequel

Confirmation came Monday that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige would be joining the cast, although neither role was revealed.

Gordon-Levitt was recently lauded 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.

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

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley continues the story of a Detroit cop who investigates big cases in Los Angeles

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley continues the story of a Detroit cop who investigates big cases in Los Angeles

New cast members: Confirmation arrived Monday that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige would be joining the cast, although none of their roles were revealed

New cast members: Confirmation arrived Monday that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige would be joining the cast, although none of their roles were revealed

The original Beverly Hills Cop was released in 1984 and helped launch Murphy’s career and introduced the story of a Detroit police officer who investigates big cases in Los Angeles.

In 1987, Beverly Hills Cop II appeared on screen and followed 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 car theft gang, Detective Foley encountered the same men who murdered his boss who were running a counterfeit money ring from a Los Angeles theme park.

Same Style: Playing the beloved quirky detective who catapulted his career in 1984, Murphy donned his iconic varsity jacket, t-shirt and jeans, donning the signature look as he raced through the bustling set

Same Style: Playing the beloved quirky detective who catapulted his career in 1984, Murphy donned his iconic varsity jacket, t-shirt and jeans, donning the signature look as he raced through the bustling set

Iconic role: The original Beverly Hills Cop was released in 1984 and essentially launched Murphy's career

Iconic role: The original Beverly Hills Cop was released in 1984 and essentially launched Murphy’s career

In the new sequel, Axel Foley continues the story of a Detroit police officer 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.

Reliable side-kick: Also featured on the set was actor Paul Reiser who played Detective Jeffrey Friedman in the second installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise released in 1987

Reliable side-kick: Also featured on the set was actor Paul Reiser who played Detective Jeffrey Friedman in the second installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise released in 1987

Back to work: Paul Reiser, 61, did side stretches as he prepared for the next scene

Back to work: Paul Reiser, 61, did side stretches as he prepared for the next scene

Back to work: Paul Reiser, 61, did side stretches as he prepared for the next scene

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

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

Busy: Downtown LA Transformed into Detroit's Airport ahead of a busy day of filming for 'Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley'

Busy: Downtown LA Transformed into Detroit’s Airport ahead of a busy day of filming for ‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley’

The set also featured actor Paul Riser who played Detective Jeffrey Friedman in the second installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise released in 1987.

The Mad About You star has taken part in a few reboots in his last few years, this movie being one of them.

Given the stretch and preparation for his cue, the 66-year-old actor who is not yet officially listed as a cast is likely to make a strong comeback in the film.

Casual cop: the actor was dressed for undercover work as he walked on fake snow in the summer heat

Casual cop: the actor was dressed for undercover work as he walked on fake snow in the summer heat

Reunion: Murphy and Reiser return to the set after two decades of false starts and Netflix taking over production rights

Reunion: Murphy and Reiser return to the set after two decades of false starts and Netflix taking over production rights

Summer Snow: Piles of fake snow line the streets of Los Angeles to recreate a wintery Detroit courthouse

Summer Snow: Piles of fake snow line the streets of Los Angeles to recreate a wintery Detroit courthouse

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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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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