Idris Elba Posts Cryptic References to Bond Amid Casting Rumors

12 August, 2018, 23:37 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Idris Elba

The 45-year-old Elba, best known for his roles in the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire as well as Luther and Star Trek, is no stranger to the rumors.

Elba, who has been in the public conversation to take the role of 007 after Daniel Craig wraps up with "Bond 25", took to Twitter to respond to the firestorm of chatter about him being cast as the next actor to play the iconic role.

The actor posted a filtered selfie - only featuring the top part of his face - with the words "my name's Elba, Idris Elba".

Fresh rumours emerged this week amid reports that Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said it was now "time" for a black actor to take the role.

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The director had added, "Idris could do it if he was in shape". "You need a guy with physically strong presence".

However, The Hollywood Reporter contacted a representative for Fuqua who denied the report was true. "Not sure how it got started". A rep from Elba's team declined to comment, but THR claims sources within his camp are saying that they are not aware of any overtures.

Elba, 45, made his name in gritty United States television drugs drama "The Wire" and won a Golden Globe for his role as a murder detective in "Luther", before moving to the big screen.

Daniel Craig will continue his role as James Bond for one final film.

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