'Elba, Idris Elba': Star's tweet stokes James Bond rumours

James bond

James bond

Elba, who has been in the public conversation to take the role of 007 after Daniel Craig wraps up with "Bond 25", took to Twitter to respond to the firestorm of chatter about him being cast as the next actor to play the iconic role.

Yesterday (Aug. 10), we reported that Idris Elba was in the front running to play James Bond.

On Sunday, Elba posted a series of cryptic tweets, beginning with a heavily filtered selfie accompanied by the caption "my name's Elba, Idris Elba", a clear reference to the famous line spoken by Bond.

The tweet was retweeted and liked thousands of times with an hour of posting with fans hoping this could finally be the Bond news they've been waiting for.

It quoted Hollywood director Antoine Fuqua recalling a chat with longtime Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, who allegedly said "it is time" for an ethnic minority actor to star as 007 and "it will happen eventually". "I mean what do we have to do here?" "You need a guy with physically strong presence. Not sure how it got started", stated the rep.

A representative for Elba declined to comment, but a "knowledgeable source" said no one from Elba's team was "aware of any overtures".

In 2014, Elba said of the potential role that it would be "an honor".

Daniel Craig's next Bond film is slated to release in 2019 and the film will be directed by Danny Boyle.

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