Idris Elba stokes Bond rumours with 007-style tweet (News)

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Idris Elba has posted a cryptic tweet suggesting he may very well be the subsequent James Bond.

Days after studies {that a} producer of the franchise is tipping him to be 007, he posted: “My identify’s Elba, Idris Elba”.

Followers are taking it as a giant trace that he may very well be about to tackle the function when Daniel Craig leaves subsequent yr.

There’ve been rumours linking Idris to the Bond function since 2014, which he is neither confirmed nor denied.

The 45-year-old actor, greatest recognized for his roles in Star Trek, Luther and The Wire, has prior to now stated he is too previous to tackle the well-known 007 function.

However, he is by no means shied away from the hypothesis and has stated he “seems like a nationwide treasure” being related to Bond.

Earlier this week, studies stated Bond film boss Barbara Broccoli had stated “it’s time” for a non-white actor to tackle the function.

Chatting with the Every day Star, director Antoine Fuqua stated that Broccoli had informed her that she felt {that a} black actor within the well-known function “will occur ultimately”.

Barbara is the daughter of Albert “Cubby” Broccoli – one of many males who began the official Bond movie franchise within the 1960s with Sean Connery within the function.

Followers have been left shaken and stirred by the Idris rumours with some tweeting that he “may simply be teasing”.

It looks as if we have been right here earlier than with the Bond hearsay mill, however one factor is for certain – it appears Idris is having fun with fuelling the fireplace.

The subsequent Bond is due out in October 2019 directed by Danny Boyle and it is more likely to be Daniel Craig’s final, fulfilling his five-film contract.

He was the sixth actor to tackle the function after Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.

Daniel Craig has at all times stated he needed to “exit on a excessive be aware.”

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