Eddie Murphy returns as Axel Foley shoots Beverly Hills Cop . reboot

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

With a touch of film magic, this Los Angeles-based set is made to look like a winter city airport complete with fake snow.

Murphy, 61, looked very much in character as he donned a very familiar outfit that fans will recognize from the previous film’s sequels.

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

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

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

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

This is the first time Murphy has been seen filming since production on the fourth installment of the franchise began after decades of delay.

Murphy, who played the beloved quirky detective who catapulted his career in 1984, wore his signature varsity jacket, T-shirt, and jeans as he ran around the crowded set.

The images from the set mark a winning start for a film that has met with detours and delays and come a day after the announcement that Murphy would join two other strong players recently cast for the film.

Comeback king: The last few years have seen a resurgence of Murphy's career, having earned rave reviews on Dolemite Is My Name and Coming 2 Amercia (2021) on Amazon Prime

Comeback king: The last few years have seen a resurgence of Murphy’s career, having earned rave reviews on Dolemite Is My Name and Coming 2 Amercia (2021) on Amazon Prime

First glimpse: this is the first time we've seen actors shoot the new sequel to Beverly Hills Cop

First glimpse: this is the first time we’ve seen actors shoot the new sequel to Beverly Hills Cop

Confirmation came on Monday that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylor Paige would join the cast even though neither of their roles was revealed.

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

A talented beauty known for her roles in Zola and Sharp Stick, Paige 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 finds himself investigating major cases in Los Angeles.

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

New cast members: Confirmation came Monday that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylor Paige will be joining the cast even though neither of their roles have been revealed.

New cast members: Confirmation came Monday that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylor Paige will be joining the cast even though neither of their roles have been revealed.

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

In 1987, Beverly Hills Cop II appeared on screen and followed Detroit-based cops back to California to help longtime partners Rosewood and Taggart investigate the shooting of Captain Bogomi.

In the plot of the 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III, while investigating a car theft ring, Detective Foley discovers the same person who killed his boss runs a fake money ring from an amusement park in Los Angeles.

Same style: Dressed in the iconic varsity jacket, t-shirt, and jeans, Murphy who plays the beloved quirky detective who catapulted his career in 1984, dons a signature look as he sprints around crowded sets.

Same style: Dressed in the iconic varsity jacket, t-shirt, and jeans, Murphy who plays the beloved quirky detective who catapulted his career in 1984, dons a signature look as he sprints around crowded sets.

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 cop who finds himself in Beverly Hills navigating his investigation through dramatic cases.

Fans are thrilled to see Murphy return to the role of Detective Foley after two decades of wrong starts and Netflix taking over the production rights.

The project was led by Mark Molloy and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman.

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

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

Back on duty: Paul Reiser, 61, is doing a side stretch as he prepares for his next scene

Back on duty: Paul Reiser, 61, is doing a side stretch as he prepares for his next scene

Back on duty: Paul Reiser, 61, is doing a side stretch as he prepares for his 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 LA Turns into Detroit Airport ahead of a busy day of shooting for 'Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley'

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

Also seen on set is 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 participated in several reboots in his last years with this film being one of them.

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

Casual cop: The actor dresses up for undercover duty as he walks through fake snow in summer

Casual cop: The actor dresses up for undercover duty as he walks through fake snow in summer

Reunion: Murphy and Reiser reunite on set after two decades of false starts and Netflix taking over production rights

Reunion: Murphy and Reiser reunite on set after two decades of false starts and Netflix taking over production rights

Summer snow: Piles of fake snow coat the streets of Los Angeles to recreate Detroit's winter courthouse scene

Summer snow: Piles of fake snow coat the streets of Los Angeles to recreate Detroit’s winter courthouse scene

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

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

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