Yeah, those Idris Elba as James Bond rumours were all made up


Brit actor fuels speculation he'll succeed Daniel Craig as 007.

Twitter reacted to his post with a host of memes, including a photoshopped President Trump holding up a picture of Elba and announcing him as the new Bond, and a proud looking Sean Connery punching the air.

"My name's Elba, Idris Elba", the British actor and star of Luther tweeted on Sunday morning, after his name was once again linked to the role of 007.

In 2014, Elba said of the potential role that it would be "an honor".

The son of a auto factory worker from east London, he is now one of Hollywood's most sought-after stars.

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".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, reps from Fuqua's camp reached out to them to reveal that the conversation in question between the director and Broccoli never happened.

Idris Elba has posted a cryptic tweet suggesting he could be the next James Bond.

Craig will return for the fifth time as Bond in 2019, in an as yet unnamed movie directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle.

Craig, 50, previously played the globe-trotting hero in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.