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.
Blue Light Emitted By Smartphones Could Be Causing Blindness The resulting damage can speed up macular degeneration - a condition that affects that can blur out the middle part of our vision. Unfortunately, there's now no cure for AMD, although certain treatments like eye injections can help slow down its progression.
Sterling slumps to new low as fears grow of no Brexit deal Nomura strategist Jordan Rochester added: "We remain bearish on the pound in the short term until the Brexit mess is out the way". Against the euro, the pound has held up far better as demand for dollars has kept the euro on the back foot.
Parker Solar Probe launches on mission to 'touch the sun' The other great mystery is the behaviour of 'solar wind, ' a stream of charged particles emitted by the sun to release energy. Instruments on board may also help to explain why the corona is hotter than the sun's surface by several orders of magnitude.
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".
The Italy global barely misplaced a pass and orchestrated the visitors' approach by keeping himself open and barking out orders. Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has insisted that he is not looking to replicate his Napoli style at the club.
They also will work to recover the remains of the 29-year-old Pierce County man thought to be the only person on the plane. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said it was "not a terrorist incident", adding the man was local and 29.
The trailer shows off the vibrant atmosphere of a familiar Vermillion City that's now been transformed into a moving 3D landscape. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Evee is shaping up to be a classic experience with many new twists mixed in.
Interestingly, Marcelo didn't say a final farewell to Ronaldo on social media after his departure from Madrid last month. "I think CR7 has everything to take us to the next level and do important things this season".
However, the rapper was speechless when he was quizzed about Us President Donald Trump and his support of the Trump community. West and Jimmy Kimmel covered a slew of different topics in the nearly 21-minute interview.
Majuto said police "were not on our side" past year when white supremacists surrounded counterprotesters on the rotunda. Several events are scheduled in Charlottesville to observe what happened past year and promote racial healing.
The euro was down 0.5% to $1.1463 and the dollar hit a one-year high as investors looked for safe assets, before falling slightly. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 1.04-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.10-to-1 ratio favored advancers.
Ma'ruf Amin", the president told a news conference Thursday with the chairman and secretary general of the governing coalition. Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy and biggest Muslim-majority country , goes to the polls in April.
Even Hollywood wives feel aggrieved about child support
Our sources say Brad and Angelina don't have a prenup, which means anything they earned while they were married is a 50/50 split. The actress has not talked about money until a few weeks ago, when she requested more child support from her estranged husband.
Welbeck at the back? Emery impressed by Danny’s versatility
City begin their title defence with a trip to Arsenal , with the Catalan insisting his only focus is on securing three points. Bernd Leno is expected to be preferred in goal to Petr Cech , with Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis the centre-back pairing.
Ronaldo taken to Ibiza hospital with pneumonia
It can be potentially life-threatening if severe and is particularly unsafe for the elderly or those with pre-existing conditions. Pneumonia is swelling of the tissue in one or both lungs and is usually caused by a bacterial infection.
Deflated football found in Steelers-Eagles game
Brady was ultimately suspended four games in 2016 for his role in a case that climbed all the way to a federal appeals court. While Eskin's certainly a loud buffoon, he purports that the NFL is now handling and investigating the football.
Nike sued for sex discrimination by former female employees
The suit says Cahill ultimately left because she was paid $20,000 less in 2017 than a male colleague doing much the same work. CEO Mark Parker reportedly apologized to the company's employees over how it handled allegations of workplace misconduct.
Ikea starts off inaugural day with a bang
And since children often sleep in the same room as their parents, one model bedroom includes a child's bed amid all the furniture. Several visitors were seen in the 1,000-seater restaurant, which is the biggest for IKEA in its global network.
Emery: Arsenal players should deliver against Man City
Guardiola held some one-to-one meetings with his players after the World Cup to check they were ready to go again. Some like Kevin de Bruyne and John Stones had excellent tournaments but others like Gabriel Jesus struggled.