Fans of the British gangster drama Peaky Blinders were sad to learn that the upcoming sixth season of the show will be the last. But what was a loss to the Peaky Blinders could become a gain to the MI6. According to bookmaker Coral, Cillian Murphy, the head of Peaky Blinders, has seen a tremendous improvement in his chances of becoming the next James Bond now that he is no longer tied to the show.
“Cillian Murphy’s time as Tommy Shelby is coming to an end, and the highly anticipated sixth series of Peaky Blinders will be the last. With the famous role of Bond appearing after Craig’s last film, we’ve cut Murphy’s chances of Tom Hardy has long been the favorite and undoubtedly the leading contender in the race for Craig. “
Hollywood audiences may have a hard time imagining Murphy as the next 007, as they are most familiar with the actor in the role of the disturbing villain Jonathan Crane aka Scarecrow The dark knight Trilogy. In front Peaky Blinders, Cillian Murphy was best known for playing calm, non-threatening men who relied on brains rather than muscles.
In fact, that reputation as a cerebral actor was almost stifled Peaky Blinders Showrunner Steven Knight of the cast of Murphy as Tommy Shelby, the show’s lead actor. Tommy is the fiery, charismatic leader of the Peaky Blinders gang, an ex-soldier who is ready with both his fists and language. According to Knight, he had already decided to cast action star Jason Statham as Tommy until a text from Murphy changed his mind.
“I met [Jason Statham and Cillian Murphy] in LA to talk about the role [of Tommy Shelby] and chose Jason. One of the reasons was that Jason is physically in the room Jason. Cillian, obviously when you meet him it isn’t Tommy, but I’ve been stupid enough not to understand. Then he sent me a text that said, “Remember, I’m an actor.” Which is absolutely the thing because he can transform. If you meet him on the street, he’s a completely different person. “
Knight’s gut instinct proved correct. Tommy Shelby became Murphy’s breakout role insofar as fans believe the actor has taken on the role Peaky Blinders Franchise right from the start. While the show may end, Knight has hinted that the series will continue “in a different form” to explain to Deadline that “[the lockdown] changed our plans. But I can say my plan from the start was to end Peaky with a movie. That will happen. “So it seems we’re definitely getting one Peaky Blinders movie sometime in the future, which could hinder Murphy’s casting as 007.
Although the end of Peaky Blinders freed Cillian Murphy to take on the role of Bond, the favorite for the role of the courteous secret agent, once Daniel Craig retires, Tom Hardy will still be Tom Hardy. Ironically, Hardy also appears in Peaky Blinders as gangster Alife Solomons, and it wouldn’t be the first time Alfie has missed a golden opportunity right under Tommy Shelby’s nose. Express.com.
Subjects: James Bond, Peaky Blinders Film