The next James Bond? Idris Elba teases fans over casting rumours

Brenda Watkins
August 13, 2018

With the transcendent, blockbuster success of big and small screen fare such as "Empire", "Power", Girls Trip and especially Black Panther, Hollywood is once again considering something that was unfathomable just a five years ago: a Black man playing the iconic spy hero James Bond.

The actor drove his fans into a frenzy by posting: "my name's Elba, Idris Elba", along with a selfie.

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.

However, he followed it up with a picture of the group Public Enemy and then tweeted the title of one of their songs: "Don't believe the HYPE".

Elba most recently starred in Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnorak, where he played Heimdall, the all-seeing and all-knowing Asgardian and former guard of the Bifrost Bridge.

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

Bond movie boss Barbara Broccoli reportedly told American film producer Antoine Fuqua recently that "it is time" for a non-white actor to play the suave and debonair spy, according to Britain's Daily Star.

This time, a report from United Kingdom publication The Daily Star has stirred excitement. You need a guy with a physically strong presence.

The upcoming 25th instalment of the James Bond film series is likely to be Daniel Craig's last, after he previously insisted he wouldn't make another. In 2016, he told Good Morning America: "I think I'm too old for that".

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