A legacy sequel wouldn’t be complete without a younger generation introduced into the mix. The two at the center of this movie are Joseph Gordon Levitt as Foley’s new partner (who Jerry Bruckheimer said is a wonderful straight man for Eddie Murphy to bounce off of) and Taylour Paige playing Foley’s daughter, a criminal defense attorney who kicks the story in motion by getting her father mixed up in a new case.
Kevin Bacon is also new to the series and he’ll play an antagonist of some sort. According to Empire, Bacon is playing an LAPD special unit officer, so it’s unclear if he’s going to be the actual big bad guy or just the heavy that’s riding Foley for not playing by the book.
Is the world clamoring for another “Beverly Hills Cop” movie? I’m not so sure that it is, but then again most didn’t anticipate “Top Gun: Maverick” to be as huge as it was either. That film was also produced by Bruckheimer, and from the sound of things, he’s going for a similar balance of nostalgia and fresh feelings. When talking to Empire, Bruckheimer complimented the humor and comedy in the new “Beverly Hills Cop” movie, but points out that “it’s about the emotion.”
That’s about as vague as he can possibly be, but I know I’d love for there to be another worthy addition to the Axel Foley legacy.