Idris Elba responds to James Bond casting rumors with cryptic tweets



Idris Elba may be the next James Bond after Daniel Craig

‘Luther’ star Idris Elba is reportedly in the running to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond in the next 007 movie.

After the rumours that actor Idris Elba will be the next James Bond got new life earlier this week, the man himself has responded on social media apparently dismiss.

Elba, who is already in the public conversation to the role of 007 after Daniel Craig is finished with a “Bond 25,” took to Twitter to react to the storm of chatter about him being cast as the next actor to play the iconic role.

On Sunday, the star posted a series of cryptic tweets in which he poked fun at the idea. The first was a heavily filtered selfie of the upper half of his head with the words “my name is Elba, Idris Elba.”

my name is Elba, Idris Elba.

— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018

Hours later, the star has still more vague, and spruce parts of an image, of the rap group Public Enemy soon to be followed by one of their texts, Don’t Believe The HYPE…” While this appears to be the 45-year-old star way the idea of him playing Bond in bed, it is difficult to say for sure.


— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018

Don’t believe the HYPE…

— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018

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. Fuqua reportedly said the move “will happen eventually” and Elba is reportedly the first choice for the role.

“Idris, could do if he was in shape. You must be a man with a physically strong presence. Idris has that,” Fuqua said.

The star was previously rumored to take on the role in 2014 after the hack on Sony Pictures’ e-mails. However, the star addressed the rumors in a very similar tongue-in-cheek way on social media at that time.

“‘t 007 supposed to be handsome?”, he wrote about a less-than-flattering selfie. “Glad you think I have a shot! Happy new year people.”

Not 007 supposed to handsome? Glad you think I have a shot! Happy new year people.

— Idris Elba (@idriselba) December 27, 2014

Craig, however, has the character since 2006 debut in ” Casino Royale.” Since then he has plays the titular character in four films, including the upcoming “Bond 25,” which is widely expected to be his last.

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