Idris Elba didn't help the rumors of his potential role as James Bond when he posted this tweet:
my name's Elba, Idris Elba.
The rumors kicked off from The Daily Star from the UK, according to CNN Entertainment, saying that "Antoine Fuqua says that Bond producer Barbara Broccoli believes it's time to bring some diversity to the main role. In the story, Fuqua also left open the possibility for Elba to play the starring role of James Bond."
A spokesperson for Fuqua says that it's not accurate, but can you imagine? Though, of course, there are still many things that have to come down, one including Daniel Craig FINALLY giving up the role, but Elba told CNN back in 2014 that he's totally down to play the role.
"It would be such an honor... I mean what do we have to do here? We have to wear beautiful suits, drive nice cars, chase bad guys and date beautiful women? I dunno, sounds good to me."
Elba got his action credits from starring in the show 'Luther,' as well as being an important supporting character in Marvel's 'Thor,' Heimdall, who controls the portals between Asgard and the other realms.
On top of being one of the best actors out there, Elba doesn't have to fake a British accent. We'll have to see what comes of these rumors, but for right now, it seems like it's pure speculation until we see Elba donning a slick suit, a gun, and the 007 logo next to his feet.
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