Idris Elba Tweets Cryptic James Bond Message After Week Of Speculation

Idris Elba Tweets Cryptic James Bond Message After Week Of Speculation

"My name's Elba, Idris Elba", he tweeted early on Sunday.

Daniel Craig is set to appear in the as-yet-untitled, 25th Bond picture, which is due in theaters in late 2019.

MOVIE boss Barbara Broccoli has left the door open for Luther star Idris Elba to be the first black Bond.

The 45-year-old Brit made a name for himself starring in the gritty U.S. television drug drama The Wire from 2002-2004 and won a Golden Globe in 2010 for his role as a murder detective in Luther before moving on to the big screen.

One female fan wrote: "If you're the next Bond, it will be the first Bond film I ever see".

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But in an interview Sunday on NBC's " Meet the Press ", she said that she only heard the tape after her book had gone to press. The book called , " Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House ", will be released Tuesday.

Unsurprisingly, this immediately had fans convinced that this was confirmation that Elba would be taking up the Bond mantle.

A few hours later, Elba tweeted a photo of the group Public Enemy, and followed it up with the title of one of their most famous songs, "Don't Believe The Hype".

Discussing who will or should be the next Bond is a popular pastime among film buffs, and it has ramped up as Daniel Craig approaches his fifth appearance as the famed Mi6 agent. He admitted Bond was a "pinnacle role" but said the speculation had become a "farce" which he was now "numb" to. Tom is well known to audiences all over the world for roles in films such as Legend, Mad Max: Fury Road and Inception.

He said Broccoli claimed "it is time" for a non-white actor to take over the role, and is certain "it will happen eventually". "It would be foolish of me to give any of it away", Boyle said previously.

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