Idris Elba Fuels James Bond Speculation With Playful Tweet

13 August, 2018, 05:07 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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Elba's fans were delighted at the news, although the star has yet to respond to any of the many replies to his tweet asking him to confirm that he is indeed lined up to play Bond.

A pair of Elba's recent Twitter posts have fueled speculation that the actor will be the next Bond with Elba both teasing and then downplaying the speculation.

As the tweet made headlines, he returned to his feed and posted, "Don't believe the HYPE..."

"My name's Elba, Idris Elba", Idris tweeted earlier today, echoing Bond's enduring catchphrase after days of fan and media guesswork.

The latest round of speculation appears to have begun with a report in the Daily Star last week.

"Idris could do it if he was in shape".

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As previously reported, director Antoine Fuqua discussed the possibility during a conversation with producer Barbara Broccoli who said "it is time" for a "non-white actor" to play the iconic character.

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

Craig, 50, has stared as James Bond since he took over from Pierce Brosnan in 2005.

Elba has always been rumoured to be in the running to take over the role of 007.

Daniel Craig's next Bond film is slated to release in 2019 and the film will be directed by Danny Boyle. In 2016, he told Good Morning America: "I think I'm too old for that".

"Running around in cars and ladies and martinis, who wants to do that?"

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