Idris Elba's cryptic tweet has got fans in a frenzy

Emmett Rice
August 13, 2018

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.

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

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

The latest round of speculation appears to have begun with a report in the Daily Star last week.

This time, a report from United Kingdom publication The Daily Star has stirred excitement.

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In a report from the United Kingdom publication The Daily Star, director Antoine Fuqua says that Broccoli believes it is time to diversify the role and that if it does not happen now, "it will happen eventually".

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

Craig, 50, has stared as James Bond since he took over from Pierce Brosnan in 2005.

Elba has been in the "next Bond" conversation for years.

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. In 2016, he told Good Morning America: "I think I'm too old for that". "Who wants to do that?"

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