Fans of Axel Foley are going to be excited…Beverly Hills Cop 4 is coming together with Netflix! Eddie Murphy will reprise his role as Axel and the film is set to be released next year with the directors from Bad Boys For Life behind the wheel. Adil El Abi and Bilall Fallah, a duo that promises they are “living a fanboy’s dream,” are excited to be at the helm of the action movie franchise and have ideas for a crossover with their latest film!
“There’s a screenwriter who’s writing a screenplay now at this point,” El Arbi says. “So yeah, we’re waiting for the first draft and see what happens then.” The screenwriters for the film, André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum have some huge credits to their names including Mission Impossible and Ninja Turtles films!
While there are no plans for them to direct a Bad Boys 4 film El Arbi and Fallah they would love to do a crossover of Bad Boys and Beverly Hills Cop together. When asked which character they would love to see Will Smith’s Mike Lowrey and Martin Lawrence’s Marcus Burnett crossover with, they simultaneously spout, “Axel Foley!”
“Axel Foley, we thought about that already!” Fallah says, and it doesn’t seem too far outside of the realm of possibilities. “Because it would be cool if there’s like really Beverly Hills Cop and Bad Boys together in the same universe because it’s the Jerry Bruckheimer universe, so.” Bruckheimer produces both the franchises!
We have already seen a tease of them together when Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, and Wesley Snipes all took a picture together at Tyler Perry Studios where all four just so happen to be filming two different movies at the same time. “Yeah, you know, we were doing the re-shoots of Bad Boys in Atlanta and they were shooting Coming 2 America,” Fallah recalls. “And then Will and Martin came to the trailer of Eddie Murphy, Eddie Murphy came, and Will was looking at Eddie Murphy like, you know, like a real don, you know.”
“He’s the godfather,” El Arbi adds of the Beverly Hills Cop star. “Just seeing them together we were like, ‘Oh, sh-t that would be nice dude,’ to have a crossover.”
Well, it would be hard to do the crossover because of contracts, licenses, and studio agreements the thought of it would be fun. “We’ll put some Easter eggs,” El Arbi jokes. “Some Easter eggs in there!” Would you be excited to see a Bad Boys and Beverly Hills Cop crossover!? Sound off in the comments section!!!