“My Name’s Elba, Idris Elba” Teases Us on Bond in One Tweet

Idris Elba has been adding fuel to the rumors that he may succeed Daniel Craig in future James Bond films.

Now, this isn’t exactly Breaking News. For almost four years now we have been inundated with speculation concerning who will take up the reigns in the billion dollar franchise. Punters top picks originally included Tom Hiddleston and Tom Hardy, but now it seems to be a single horse race. Last night, fans were treated to a tweet by Idris Elba with the caption “the name’s Elba, Idris Elba”. Sound familiar?

Now, we’ll let you decide what that tweet means. Although this does sound very similar to the dapper spy’s iconic line “the name’s Bond, James Bond”, we wouldn’t recommend betting the house on it just yet. Elba quickly followed the suggestive tweet with “don’t believe the HYPE”.

Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as the suave secret agent in the 25th instalment of the 007 franchise. Production on the unnamed project is set to begin in December, with a release date in 2019. With this in mind, we highly doubt we will see anyone reimagining James Bond anytime before 2021.

Does Idris Elba just like to watch us squirm or is there some truth in his tweets? Let us know in the comments.