The rumors that Idris Elba may star as the next James Bond are heating up, and now, even the British-born actor is fanning those flames.
Current Bond actor Daniel Craig still has at least one more series film to star in but after that, it’s all wide open for Elba, who has been heavily considered by the film’s decision makers to be the next Agent 007.
Via Twitter, Elba tweeted a selfie pic of himself and the caption, “my name’s Elba, Idris Elba.”
my name’s Elba, Idris Elba. pic.twitter.com/kEyyaVg8JX— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018
If you're the next Bond, it will be the first Bond film I ever see 😁😍— Jo (@joaemp) August 12, 2018
But may I call you daddy?— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) August 12, 2018
The Man with the Golden Globe. pic.twitter.com/ubO4hP12Lt— Nick Bolton (@NickBolton13) August 12, 2018
He better not be teasing us pic.twitter.com/BgVbjg9bAX— Flaminia (@MFlaminiaLuck) August 12, 2018
Oh please God YESSSSS!!!— LTCatsnstuff (@LTCatsnstuff) August 12, 2018
Don’t believe the HYPE...— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018
Maybe he was just yanking his fan's chain. Or maybe, just maybe, he's starting to warm up to the idea of taking on the iconic role. We really hope it's the latter.
Photo: Mike Coppola/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue