The name’s Idris: Actor Elba fuels Bond speculation

The name’s Idris: Actor Elba fuels Bond speculation

Actor Idris Elba has - possibly? - given his two cents on the rumours that he's been floated as a new James Bond.

"My name's Elba, Idris Elba", the actor, 45, known for his roles in Star Trek, The Wire and Luther, posted on Twitter.

The actor drove his fans into a frenzy by posting: "my name's Elba, Idris Elba", along with a selfie.

Turkish lira continues to nosedive, amid 'economic war' with the
On March 1 , Trump had announced global tariffs of 10 percent on all aluminum to the US and 25 percent on all steel imports. Mr Erdogan also remained defiant, as he urged the Turkish people to exchange foreign currency or gold for lira .

And now Idris Elba has dropped his biggest hint yet, tweeting a not-so cryptic reference to the legendary film series.

Meanwhile, there is support among many to have a woman step into the role for the first time, with former X-Files star Gillian Anderson a fan favourite.

However, he followed it up with a picture of the group Public Enemy and then tweeted the title of one of their songs: "Don't believe the HYPE". Director Antoine Fuqua - the man who directed Denzel Washington in his Oscar-winning role in Training Day - says Bond producer Barbara Broccoli believes the climate is right for a Black man to succeed Daniel Craig as Agent 007. Fuqua told the outlet that producer Barbara Broccoli wants to open the doors of diversity when casting the new bond. She was apparently even certain that "it will happen eventually". The makers had released a statement in which they said, "We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th instalment of the franchise". You need a guy with a physically strong presence. In 2016, he told Good Morning America: "I think I'm too old for that".

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