Cillian Murphy Teases Upcoming Peaky Blinders Movie: Will He Return As Tommy Shelby?
The Peaky Blinders star was seen in a secret meeting with the show’s creator Steven Knight. What happened and what does it mean for the Peaky Blinders movie?
- After the Season 6 finale, the Peaky Blinders movie was teased by the show’s creator Steven Knight.
- Last week, Knight secretly met up with Cillian Murphy, the lead star of the original show who portrayed Tommy Shelby.
- Murphy’s participation in the movie is yet to be confirmed, but the meeting implies that it’s at least being actively discussed.
Over a decade ago, the pilot episode of Peaky Blinders first aired, and the show became an instant hit. Though the series has concluded with Season 6, it’s been long confirmed that Steven Knight intends to make Peaky Blinder The Movie, too — and recently, the anticipation was fueled by his secret meeting with Cillian Murphy.
Knight And Murphy Discuss The Future Of Peaky Blinders
The Peaky Blinders movie can only happen if two people wish so, and those people are Steven Knight and Cillian Murphy — the creator and the lead actor of the original series.
According to The Mirror’s sources, the two of them had an unofficial meeting in a pub last week, where they spent over an hour lively discussing something.
Since the Hollywood strikes are over and Murphy is not free from his Oppenheimer duties, it only makes sense that his meet-up with Knight revolved around Peaky Blinders The Movie. After all, as excited as fans are to see the gang on the big screen, it would never be the same without Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby in the lead.
Will Cillian Murphy Reprise His Role As Tommy Shelby?
So far, the star actor has been rather elusive about his potential return in the movie, and the Peaky Blinders creator also kept his lips sealed about it. However, Murphy and Knight’s recent meeting seemingly implies that the two are at the very least discussing such an opportunity; they could have already shaken hands, too, but that’s an assumption that can’t be backed with evidence just yet.
Most likely, Cillian Murphy will reprise his most iconic role and put back Tommy Shelby’s expensive suit once again. Both he and Steven Knight understand that a Peaky Blinders project could never be successful without Murphy in the lead, and the meeting they just had? We’d bet on the Oppenheimer star’s return, but don’t at us.
Source: The Mirror