Idris Elba Tweets Cryptic James Bond Message After Week Of Speculation

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It was believed that the actor was one of the frontrunners for the role after Daniel Craig's term as the super British spy, James Bond, ends and the actor's recent tweet has only fuelled the speculations further.

The actor posted a filtered selfie - only featuring the top part of his face - with the words "my name's Elba, Idris Elba".

Twitter reacted to his post with a host of memes, including a photoshopped President Trump holding up a picture of Elba and announcing him as the new Bond, and a proud looking Sean Connery punching the air.

On Friday, the United Kingdom publication The Daily Star tabloid published an article claiming that director Antoine Fuqua reportedly said his friend Bond series producer Barbara Broccoli thinks "it is time" for a black actor to star in the franchise.

Elba's name has now been linked to the Bond franchise for nearly a decade, during which time Daniel Craig has starred in three films in the series.

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The director had added, "Idris could do it if he was in shape".

In 2014, Elba said of the potential role that it would be "an honor".

Yesterday (Aug. 10), we reported that Idris Elba was in the front running to play James Bond.

One wrote: "If you're the next Bond, it will be the first Bond film I ever see", while another said "please be 007 dont tease us like this get that contract signed!"

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

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