Idris Elba stirs fan hypothesis that he might take over taking part in James Bond when Daniel Craig bows out.
The star of “Luther” posted a cryptic tweet on Sunday underneath a selfie, writing, “my title’s Elba, Idris Elba,” echoing 007’s catchphrase.
However earlier than followers may get labored up right into a frenzy, Idris tweeted, “Do not imagine the HYPE…”
Rumors about Elba taking up the position of Bond have been swirling for a number of years. In a 2015 interview with the UK’s RadioTimes, former Bond Pierce Brosnan stated he thought Idris would make an excellent successor to the position.
Earlier this week, British tabloid Day by day Star stated movie producer and director Antoine Fuqua just lately advised them that Bond movie producer Barbara Broccoli stated “it’s time” for a non-white actor to embody the enduring position.
Nevertheless, a rep for Fuqua advised the Hollywood Reporter the Day by day Star story is a fabrication. “It is all made up stuff. Undecided the way it received began,” the rep stated.
In 2011, Elba advised NPR that whereas he’d “think about” taking part in Bond, he did not wish to simply be often called a “black James Bond.” “I simply do not wish to be the black James Bond,” he stated. “Sean Connery wasn’t the Scottish James Bond, and Daniel Craig wasn’t the blue-eyed James Bond, so if I performed him, I do not wish to be known as the black James Bond.”
Daniel Craig is confirmed for his fifth flip because the super-spy in an as-yet-untitled movie slated for a Nov. 2019 launch.