Elba, Idris Elba...

2018-08-13 08:43
 

London — British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond.

The star of shows such as The Wire and Luther on Sunday posted an artistic selfie under the words "my name's Elba, Idris Elba," echoing the spy's famous catchphrase.

American film producer Antoine Fuqua stoked long-running speculation about Idris taking on the role last week, when he told Britain's Daily Star that Bond movie boss Barbara Broccoli had said "it is time" for a non-white actor to play agent 007.

SEE THE TWEET HERE:


Of course Twitter exploded with fans reacting to the hint, but were quickly stopped in their tracks as Idris posted another tweet a few hours later saying: "Don't believe the HYPE ...."

SEE THE TWEET HERE:

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