Elba, the suave Brit finest recognized for his roles on “The Wire,” “Luther,” and the “Thor” motion pictures, has for years been the main focus of hopeful theories
that he would possibly play the following 007 when actor Daniel Craig throws within the towel.
Additional including to these fan hopes, Elba tweeted Bond’s well-known line together with his personal identify as a replacement on Sunday morning.
“my identify’s Elba, Idris Elba,” he tweeted.
However simply hours later, he additionally tweeted a photograph of the rap group Public Enemy in addition to a lyric from one of their songs
: “Do not imagine the HYPE …”
The tweets come days after a report in UK publication The Daily Star
during which director Antoine Fuqua says that Bond producer Barbara Broccoli believes it is time to deliver some variety to the primary function. Within the story, Fuqua additionally left open the chance for Elba to play the starring function of James Bond.
Nobody has confirmed this publicly as of but and CNN has reached out to reps for Elba and Broccoli.
When requested concerning the reported feedback, a spokesperson for Fuqua informed CNN, “This isn’t correct.”
Elba himself has stated he is open to enjoying the function.
“It could be such an honor,” he informed CNN in 2014. “I imply what do we’ve got to do right here? We now have to put on lovely fits, drive good automobiles, chase dangerous guys and date lovely ladies? I dunno, sounds good to me.”