After years of reports and fan theories, more solid developments are surfacing that suggest that Idris Elba could actually be the next actor to take on the iconic role of James Bond.
Idris Elba has responded to reports that a James Bond producer has tipped him to be 007, posting a cryptic tweet.
He tweeted, “My name’s Elba, Idris Elba,” along with a selfie, thus exciting millions of fans.
my name’s Elba, Idris Elba. pic.twitter.com/kEyyaVg8JX
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018
Talks about Elba being next in line for the role, after Daniel Craig, have been rolling since 2014. Earlier this week, the producer of the film franchise, Barbara Broccoli also stated, “It is time” for a non-white Bond, which further confirms the news. She felt that a black actor in the famous role “will happen eventually.”
Director Antoine Fuqua told The Daily Star: “Idris could do it if he was really tight and in shape. He doesn’t look 45.” Craig Daniels turned 50 this year.