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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 that the show will be heading to the big screen earlier this month.
Here are some Peaky Blinders movie predictions for you to get your head aroundCredit: BBC
Peaky Blinders follows the adventures of a gang from Birmingham derived from the Shelby family.
They started out as small time illegal book makers and follows it their expansion and rise to power through the criminal industry in the early 1900s.
Since the BBC show first premiered back in 2013 it’s been a huge success, but it is now coming to an end, with the sixth and final series hopefully hitting our screens at the end of this year.
But don’t you worry, screenwriter Steven admitted that the legacy will definitely live on… in the form of a movie.
Thomas Shelby will return to ours screens for a big blockbuster movie Credit: BBC
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 was set in 1929, they have plenty of time to go over some major historical points that happened in the 30s and beyond.
So let’s have a look…
Could Al Capone make an appearance in the film?Credit: Getty – Contributor
A crime war with Al Capone
In one of the earlier seasons, the Peaky Blinders cross paths with the Changretta’s, 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?
Or what about Adolf Hitler?Credit: Getty Images – Getty
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 from 1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945.
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 as 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 times of WWII in Germany, it may focus on the lead up to when the Nazi’s went into power or the gang could head over to Germany… who knows?
Edward VIII was in reign for just under a year in 1936Credit: Alamy
With Edward VIII was only king for a short period of time – 20 January 1936 to 11 December 1936.
But these dates fit perfectly with what the film could touch upon next.
King Edward was frowned upon by his dad George V for his title for his cheeky antics – meaning that he would definitely fit in with the Peaky Blinders gang.
The Battle of Cable Street took place on 4 October 1936Credit: Hulton Archive – Getty
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?