After more than a decade of superheroes saving the world on the movie screen, Eddie Murphy is bringing back the character he describes as "every man."

Murphy returns as Axel Foley in "Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F," a new installment in the action comedy franchise that debuted 40 years ago in 1984. The movie lands on Netflix on Wednesday.

"For 10 to 15 years, everything was CG (computer-generated), big visual effects and superheroes and people saving the day wearing capes and tight suits," Murphy says.