Director Antoine Fuqua is reported to have told his friends he has heard that Barbara Broccoli, James Bond producer, said "it's time" for a black actor who became 007.
This led to a frenzy with bookmakers hurry Elba quickly became the 2/1 favorite, surpassing the long-time front runners Tom Hardy and James Norton.
Although Fuqua has never contested such a discussion with broccoli ever since, Elba remains the favorite today – and he finally speaks the hysteria in social media
It all seems very funny though: he has a photo of himself posted with a cartoon-like filter, next to the headline: "My name is Elba, Idris Elba."
It's already been selected In just three hours there were nearly 6,000 retweets and 23,000 likes.
The fans hurried to decode the supposedly harmless tweet, even Sajeev Bhaskar wrote, "Yes, I have your number buddies."
In reality the next 007 It is unlikely that they will be occupied for at least a couple of years Daniel Croig has not even filmed his fifth and alleged last spy outing.
Yesterday it was reported that Broccoli and the filmmakers meet with actors who could play the villain and the female lead. 1
Bond 25 does not yet have an official title, but is scheduled for release in late 2019.
The @ 007 Twitter Account in Spring: "We" I Expected You … # Bond25, Daniel Craig's 5th appearance as 007, is directed by Oscar-winning Danny Boyle for an original script by John Hodge.
"Production will begin on December 3, 2018. MGM will partner with Universal Pictures to release The film will be shot worldwide."
Lily James and Angelina Jolie were rumored as Priyanka Chopra received huge support from online fans ,
But she said at the Late Late Show last year, "I've always said I'd rather play Bond."
"I think I hope I can see in my life that such iconic parts of women are played in a sexless [way] – even if it's not me. " James Bond 25 is out by the end of 2019.