Idris Elba Is Teasing Fans About Those James Bond Rumors

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Idris Elba appears to have mocked continued rumours he is in line to take over as the star of the James Bond franchise, following the latest round of media speculation linking him to the role.

Idris Elba has - possibly? - given his two cents on the rumors that he's been floated as a new James Bond.

On Sunday morning (August 12), the actor took to Twitter to post a heavily-filtered selfie along with the caption: "my name's Elba, Idris Elba", which mirrors 007's famous catchphrase: "The name's Bond..."

Fresh rumours emerged this week amid reports that Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said it was now "time" for a black actor to take the role.

Five hours later, he posted an image of Public Enemy, then tweeted "don't believe the HYPE", also the name of one of the rap group's biggest hits. Apparently, the article said, the 45-year-old "Luther" star is in the running to play the titular role if the current actor playing Bond, Daniel Craig, retires the part.

A representative for Fuqua, however, disputed the report, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "He never had a conversation with Barbara about the franchise or about any casting".

Fuqua told The Daily Star,"Idris could do it if he was really tight and in shape".

Bond 25 is expected to be Daniel Craig's last.

Elba, 45, made his name in gritty USA television drugs drama "The Wire" and won a Golden Globe for his role as a murder detective in "Luther", before moving to the big screen.

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