Idris Elba has posted a cryptic tweet suggesting that he may be the next James Bond.
Days after it reported that a producer of the franchise brings him to 007, he wrote: "My name is Elba, Idris Elba."
Fans take it as a big hint that he could take on the role when Daniel Craig goes next year.
There have been rumors linking Idris to the Bond role since 201
The 45-year-old actor known for his roles in Star Trek, Luther and The Wire, has said he was too old in the past
But he has never shied away from speculation and said he feels "like a national treasure," which is associated with Bond.
Earlier this week, Bond film director Barbara Broccoli said, "It's time" for a non-white actor to take over the role.
Speaking to the Daily Star, director Antoine Fuqua said broccoli have told her that she believes a black actor in the famous role will "someday happen".
Barbara is the daughter of Albert "Cubby" Broccoli – one of the men who founded the official Bond film series in the 1960s with Sean Connery in the role.
Fans have been shaken and stirred by the Idris rumors, chirping with something he might "just tease."
The idea of a black James Bond is not uncontroversial – with some people pointing out that the character was not originally portrayed that way.
"It was created by Ian Fleming and it was his work of art," says David Black, who heads the International James Bond Fanclub.
"Surely you should be as true as you can be, otherwise where do we end?"
David Black proposes a different role for Idris: "[He] would be a very good Bond villain," he continues.
"But I think you have to keep Bond's context in reality."
"People see him as Sean Connery. That's probably as close as Ian Fleming described him. "
It seems we've been here with Bond's rumors before, but one thing is certain – it seems Idris enjoys firing the fire.
And he has cheekily tweeted since: "Do not believe the hype".
The next Bond will be directed by Danny Boyle in October 2019 and it's likely to be Daniel Craig's last to complete his five-film contract.
He was the sixth actor to take on the role of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.
Daniel Craig has always said he wants to "go high". 19659005] It is unlikely that we will know the identity of the next Bond until after Daniel Craig's last outing.
Idris could also be seen in the hands of actors like Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender and Poldarks Aidan Turner.
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