Cillian Murphy, best known for his role as Thomas Shelby in the hit series Peaky Blinders, has sparked speculation about a potential return to the gritty world of the Shelby crime family as reports suggested that he recently engaged in a meeting with the series creator, Steven Knight.
The 64-year-old raised expectations among fans by suggesting that the cinematic realm may witness the exploits of Thomas Shelby, with reports indicating he has recently finished drafting a script.
Cillian, the 47-year-old actor renowned for his role as Tommy in the popular television series depicting the Birmingham gang, Peaky Blinders, has provided a glimmer of hope for enthusiasts. The show concluded its final series in 2022.
Continuing his triumph in the awards season for his role as physicist Robert Oppenheimer, Cillian Murphy appears to be considering his next venture.
According to a source disclosed to The Mirror, the Irish actor was seen with Steven at The French House, a pub located in Soho, London.
Prospects of a Peaky Blinders film has, so far, been shrouded in secrecy - including who would star in it.
“His meeting with Steven last week makes a return look all the more likely,” the source said.
The insider shared, “They sat for over an hour together and were deep in conversation. So for Peaky fans, there's hope he will be back.”
In response to the speculations regarding a Peaky Blinders movie in July, Cillian Murphy expressed a cautious stance, mentioning that he will adopt a "wait-and-see" approach to observe how the situation unfolds.
The Oppenheimer actor told Radio Times, “That's probably the worst thing about Peaky Blinders – getting asked about the movie all the time!”
He also said, “I would love to do a movie if there's more story to tell. I'll wait and see but I have no update for you on that.”