Is Beverly Hills Cop 4 actually happening?!?
By Roy Geer
Axel Foley is back in action! We’re hoping that Victor checked himself out by now…
Eddie Murphy has become very busy very quickly. Dolemite is My Name opens in theaters this weekend (and is set to begin streaming on Netflix starting October 25th), he’s wrapping up on Coming to America 2, has been linked to Triplets (the long talked about sequel of Twins with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito) and he’s hosting SNL for the December 21st Christmas episode! That’s a major slate for the rest of the year!
For those that don’t know Murphy’s SNL history, he was a cast member from 1980 to 1984 and largely responsible for keeping SNL on the air when things were looking bleak. While SNL is now in its 45th season, for a time back in the early 80s, the show had lost its luster. But with Murphy’s hugely popular characters like Buckwheat, Mr. Robinson, Gumby, and great impressions of Bill Cosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Stevie Wonder, and many others, SNL became must watch TV.
However, since Murphy left the show in 1984, he’s never returned to host or even pop up in a sketch. But a few weeks ago, SNL announced Murphy would be hosting this year’s Christmas episode on December 21st!
While discussing his upcoming hosting gig for SNL, Murphy was asked about Beverly Hills Cop 4
“Yeah that’s what we’re doing after Coming to America 2. We’re doing Beverly Hills Cop and then the plan is to get back on stage and do standup. That’s what I’ll be doing mostly is standup. These movies and Saturday Night Live it’s kind of like…I’m looking at it as a bookend. If I decided I wanted to stay on the couch forever, I ended it on a funny note.”
While Beverly Hills Cop 4 has been talked about on and off again for many years, it really seems like this time it’s going to happen. And then Triplets. Hopefully.
Answer in the comments below if you want to see BHC4 and see just one more banana in the tailpipe!