Idris Elba responds to James Bond rumors in cryptic tweet

Idris Elba responds to James Bond rumors in cryptic tweet

Idris Elba responds to James Bond rumors in cryptic tweet

"My name's Elba, Idris Elba", he captioned a selfie, referencing the character's signature introduction, "Bond, James Bond".

Idris Elba as James Bond is a rumour that's been around for years, nearly as long as that one about Quentin Tarantino directing a "Star Trek" movie.

"My name's Elba, Idris Elba", the British actor and star of Luther tweeted on Sunday morning, after his name was once again linked to the role of 007.

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

But before fans go overboard, Elba posted another tweet a few hours later saying, "Don't believe the HYPE".

While rumors linking Elba to the role have churned the rumor mill since 2014, fans are taking it as a hint that perhaps all that talk might be true for when Daniel Craig, who has confirmed to play 007 one more time, will leave the mega franchise next year. "You need a guy with physically strong presence".

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The online version of the Daily Star's story includes multiple promotions for Fuqua's new business, selling headphones that can be worn in the cinema in order to provide a surround-sound experience.

Daniel Craig's next Bond film is slated to release in 2019 and the film will be directed by Danny Boyle.

When asked about the reported comments, a spokesperson for Fuqua told CNN, "This is not accurate".

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