Bond Series: Idris Elba, the Next 007?

Rumors are flying again about Idris Elba as the next James Bond.

On Sunday, Elba posted a series of cryptic tweets, beginning with a filtered selfie with the caption “my name’s Elba, Idris Elba,” a clear reference to the famous line spoken by Bond.

But later he posted an image of the rap group Public Enemy and followed it up with the titular lyric from one of their most famous songs, “Don’t Believe The Hype.” Whether or not that kills rumors circulating that Elba is being eyed as the next Bond remains to be seen.

Though Elba’s name has been put forth for years by fans as a possible option for the first non-white Bond, the rumor mill was set off again after the Daily Star published a story last week that Bond producer Barbara Broccoli told director Antoine Fuqua it was time to cast a non-white actor in the role, and said Elba would be a good fit.

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