Eddie Murphy Says ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Will Ignore Third Film; ‘I Wanna Do A Good One!’

First, the crappy sequel gods came for John McClane, and Eddie Murphy said nothing because he was not John McClane. Then they came for Indiana Jones, and Eddie Murphy said nothing because he was not Indiana Jones. Then they came for Axel Foley, and who was left to speak? Eddie friggin Murphy, that’s who!

You can read all about how and why “Beverly Hills Cop 4” is soon coming to a theater near you here, including Eddie’s thoughts on profanity, but in the meantime Mr. Murphy wants you to know one very important thing: he is not just running through the motions.

“All I know is that it’s gonna be something that’s special. I’m not doing just, hey give me some big check and I go off [does the Foley laugh] and shoot the gun and jump over cars,” Murphy told MTV News. “Like, that’s some bullsh-t. If I do it, it’s gonna be some sh-t that’s right!”

It’s a long time coming. “BHC4” has been rumored to be in various stages of development for the last 14 years, ever since “Beverly Hills Cop 3.” The time is finally right, Murphy said to put an exclamation point at the end of the franchise — so long as it can erase a little bit of what came before it.

“I’ve been in a bunch of different meetings with people, ’Oh, we have to take Axel this way.” I ain’t seen no script yet [but] I’m not rolling out ’Beverly Hills Cop 4’ for it to be a continuation of ’Beverly Hills Cop III,’ which was a crock of sh-t,” Murphy said. “I wanna do a good one!”

Read more about “Beverly Hills Cop 4” here then let us know: Do you believe Murphy? Will “BHC 4” be a step in the right direction? And what do you make of his thoughts on profanity? Does it give you more or less reason to trust him? Sound off on all “BHC” related thoughts below!