Idris Elba's James Bond Casting Once Again Confirmed As A Rumor

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Idris Elba has given a cryptic and playful update after a week of renewed speculation about him becoming the next James Bond.

The star of shows such as The Wire and Luther on Sunday posted an artistic selfie under the words "my name's Elba, Idris Elba", echoing the spy's famous catchphrase.

Yesterday (Aug. 10), we reported that Idris Elba was in the front running to play James Bond.

Fans were obviously freaking out, as this is the biggest tease Elba might be stepping into the iconic role yet.

There have been rumors for years that the actor will take on the iconic 007, but the only thing that's clear is that fans might not want to rely on Elba's social media posts for the answer.

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In a report from the United Kingdom publication The Daily Star, director Antoine Fuqua says that Broccoli believes it is time to diversify the role and that if it does not happen now, "it will happen eventually".

Rumours about Elba being next in line for the role after Daniel Craig holsters his gun and leaves the franchise for good next year have been swirling since 2014. You need a guy with a physically strong presence.

The online version of the Daily Star's story includes multiple promotions for Fuqua's new business, selling headphones that can be worn in the cinema in order to provide a surround-sound experience.

Bond 25 is expected to be Daniel Craig's last.

Elba, 45, has previously dismissed rumours and said he had not had any discussions with the studio about taking over the role.

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