WHAT could possibly happen next in the Peaky Blinders movie?
Fans of the British period crime drama were left over the moon when creator Steven Knight confirmed earlier this month that the show will be heading to the big screen.
Peaky Blinders follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family following the First World War.
The BBC show has been a huge success since it premiered in 2013, with a sixth and final series hopefully hitting our screens later this year.
But don’t you worry, screenwriter Steven has grand plans for the movie, which will hit cinemas after the final series has gone to air.
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He told Deadline earlier this month: “Covid changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie. That is what is going to happen.”
But what could be in store for the Shelby family in the upcoming movie?
Considering the fifth series was set in 1929, fans are expecting the movie to cover events that took place in either the 1930s or 1940s.
So let’s have a look at what it could be about…
A crime war with Al Capone
In one of the earlier seasons, the Peaky Blinders cross paths with the Changrettas, a local Italian family, which ends in two deaths.
The mother flees to America for safety, where her eldest son was based, and it turns out that the son had found ties to the Italian Mafia during his time there. So they travel to England to seek revenge on the Peaky Blinders.
Tommy knows that Al Capone is the Mafia’s rival over in America, so while the Mafia is busy, he gets in touch with Al Capone to prevent their operations over in America, and in turn they try to get the upper hand on them while they’re in England.
Will we ever get to see the notorious American gangster in the flesh? With all this mention of the criminal legend and the show previously focusing on real historic figures, it could be possible.
The rise or fall of Adolf Hitler
Peaky Blinders focuses a lot on the First World War, so it would make sense for the film to touch upon what happened in World War Two.
In the first few seasons, the characters mention what it was like fighting in the war, with many of them suffering from terrifying flash backs.
And if we cast our minds back to September 2020, rumours spread like wildfire that Mr Bean star Rowan Atkinson was to take on the role of Adolf Hitler in the show.
Despite bosses fiercely denying the rumours, the film could still touch upon his time in power considering the time frame.
The film might not be set during the war in Germany, but it could focus on the lead-up to when the Nazis rose to power or the gang could head over to Germany… who knows?
Edward VIII was only king for a short period – less than a year in 1936.
He was forced to abdicate to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson – which at the time was unacceptable for a member of the Royal Family.
These dates fit perfectly with what the Peaky Blinders film could touch upon.
The Battle of Cable Street
The Battle of Cable Street was a fascist march that took place in Cable Street and Whitechapel, London, on Sunday 4 October 1936.
The marchers consisted of members of Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists and anti-fascists.
During the last season Oswald was introduced, so could that mean that this historical moment could be involved in the film?