‘My Name’s Elba, Idris Elba': Actor Stirs Up Fans With a James Bond Tease
Sunday, 12 August 2018 Idris Elba has responded to a report that he could step in as the next James Bond, posting in a cryptic tweet, “My name’s Elba, Idris Elba.”
You’re just a big tease, aren’t you, Idris?
Fans flew into a frenzy Thursday after the U.K. tabloid The Daily Star reported that director Antoine Fuqua said “Bond” producer Barbara Broccoli thinks it’s time to bring some diversity to the role. However, a representative for Fuqua told TheWrap that the report “is not true. He never had a conversation about this with Barbara.”
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Despite the lack of a casting confirmation, Elba took to Twitter and toyed with the possibility.
my name’s Elba, Idris Elba. pic.twitter.com/kEyyaVg8JX
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018
And, yes, fans again went cuckoo for the idea, with one posted GIF perfectly summing up how hot he’d be in the role of the super-sexy spy.
— Dr Panda (@DrEmmaBrown) August 12, 2018
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And others quickly came to the conclusion – whether it be an erroneous conclusion is still in question — that Elba just made an announcement.
Did he just???? pic.twitter.com/Th7ACztuMS
— JJ LaBorde (@torontojj) August 12, 2018
— Nathan Sykes (@NathanSykes) August 12, 2018
— 17DISH (@17DISH) August 12, 2018
I see you playa, @MichelleObama wants to be Moneypenny. pic.twitter.com/Xor8IhAgeG
Idris Elba is reportedly in high-level consideration for the role of James Bond.
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