Eddie Murphy dons THE iconic Detroit Lions jacket while filming Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley in LA

Still fits like a glove! Eddie Murphy is reunited with his iconic Detroit Lions varsity jacket as he reprises his role as the witty detective on day one on the set of Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley

The 1980s really were back when Eddie Murphy slipped into an instantly recognizable piece of clothing ahead of his first scenes on the set of a new Beverly Hills cop movie on Tuesday.

The American actor became a household name worldwide thanks to his role as the witty, streetwise detective Axel Foley in the 1984 blockbuster and two subsequent sequels.

And 28 years after he last played the character, 61-year-old Murphy was reunited with the now-iconic Detroit Lions varsity jacket that Foley wore on his first day on the set of Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley on all three of his previous ones preferred appearances.

Happy to be on set: Eddie Murphy looked relaxed while filming a scene from Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley in Los Angeles on Tuesday

Happy to be on set: Eddie Murphy looked relaxed while filming a scene from Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley in Los Angeles on Tuesday

The actor also wore a pair of pale blue jeans – another Axel staple – while his left arm was secured in a sling prior to his first few scenes.

Murphy reportedly shot his scene alongside Taylour Paige, whose previous films include the late Chadwick Boseman’s last film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

The Golden Globe Award-winner played Axel Foley, a quick-witted Detroit cop who moves to Beverly Hills to solve his friend’s murder, in the first four Beverly Hills cop films.

Stylish coat: The 61-year-old actor wore a black varsity jacket with a blue Detroit Lions symbol on the chest

Stylish coat: The 61-year-old actor wore a black varsity jacket with a blue Detroit Lions symbol on the chest

Let's get physical: He wore it over a gray T-shirt that read

Let’s get physical: He wore it over a gray T-shirt that read “Mumford Physical Education” across the front

Beat up jeans: The Shrek actor added a pair of light blue jeans

Beat up jeans: The Shrek actor added a pair of light blue jeans

Broken: He put his arm in a sling for the scene, which made it appear as if his character had broken his arm

Broken: He put his arm in a sling for the scene, which made it appear as if his character had broken his arm

This is the second time Murphy has been spotted working on the film, which has encountered detours and delays, and it comes a day after the announcement that Murphy will be joined by two other power players recently cast in the film .

It was confirmed on Monday that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylor Paige would be joining the cast, though neither role was announced.

Gordon-Levitt has recently gained notoriety for his roles in Super Pumped and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Paige signed her deal to join the cast while many of her projects are in post-production.

Hard Road to Shooting: This is the second time Murphy has been spotted working on the film, which faced detours and delays

Hard Road to Shooting: This is the second time Murphy has been spotted working on the film, which faced detours and delays

Filming with another star: Murphy reportedly filmed his scene alongside Taylour Paige of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom fame (pictured August 10, 2022)

Filming with another star: Murphy reportedly filmed his scene alongside Taylour Paige of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom fame (pictured August 10, 2022)

Multiple Movies: Murphy previously played the quick-witted detective in the first four Beverly Hills cop movies

Multiple Movies: Murphy previously played the quick-witted detective in the first four Beverly Hills cop movies

New Producers: Fans might be excited to see Murphy back in the role of Detective Foley after two decades of false starts, and Netflix to take over the production rights

New Producers: Fans might be excited to see Murphy back in the role of Detective Foley after two decades of false starts, and Netflix to take over the production rights

Big names involved: The project is directed by Mark Molloy and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman

Big names involved: The project is directed by Mark Molloy and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman

Fans could be excited to see Murphy reprise his role as Detective Foley after two decades of false starts and Netflix to take over the production rights.

The project is directed by Mark Molloy and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman.

This upcoming Beverly Hills cop movie is just one of many the star has in store for fans and viewers alike.

His film You People, which follows new couples and their interactions with family members, is in post-production, while his films Triplets, a sequel to the 1988 film Twins, and Candy Cane Lane are in pre-production condition.

One of Many: This upcoming Beverly Hills cop movie is just one of many the star has in store for fans and viewers alike

One of Many: This upcoming Beverly Hills cop movie is just one of many the star has in store for fans and viewers alike

More in a nutshell: This upcoming Beverly Hills cop movie is just one of many the star has in store for fans and viewers, including Candy Cane Lane and Triplets

More in a nutshell: This upcoming Beverly Hills cop movie is just one of many the star has in store for fans and viewers, including Candy Cane Lane and Triplets

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