Idris Elba Confirms James Bond Role With Cryptic Tweet


Idris Elba has this afternoon posted a cryptic tweet suggesting he could be the next James Bond. Days after reports that a producer of the franchise is tipping him to be 007, he posted: “My name’s Elba, Idris Elba”.
Fans are taking it as a big hint that he could be about to take on the role when Daniel Craig leaves next year. There have been rumours linking Idris to the Bond role since 2014, which he’s neither confirmed nor denied.

The 45-year-old actor, best known for his roles in Star Trek, Luther and The Wire, has in the past said he’s too old to take on the famous 007 role. Earlier this week, reports said Bond movie boss Barbara Broccoli had said “it is time” for a non-white actor to take on the role.

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Speaking to the Daily Star, director Antoine Fuqua said that Broccoli, who is the daughter of one of the men who started the franchise had told her that she felt that a black actor in the famous role “will happen eventually”.

It seems like we’ve been here before with the Bond rumour mill, but one thing is for sure — it seems Idris is enjoying fueling the fire. And, he has cheekily tweeted since: “Don’t believe the hype”.


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