Idris Elba Drops a Giant Hint

Cryptic tweet would seem to indicate he's going to be the next James Bond
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2018 7:53 AM CDT
Director Idris Elba poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Yardie," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Park City, Utah.   (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – With Daniel Craig set to star in his final turn as James Bond next October, Idris Elba dropped a hint that has 007 fans very definitely aflutter over Craig's potential successor: "My name's Elba, Idris Elba," he tweeted Sunday. Elba's name has been linked to the Bond franchise before, to some memorably racist reactions, but he's previously shot down those reports, notes the BBC, saying that at 45, he's too old to play the spy. Bond producer Barbara Broccoli earlier this week noted that "it will happen eventually" that a non-white actor takes on the iconic role, reports the Telegraph. Elba would be the seventh actor to play Bond, after Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, and Sean Connery. (Read more Idris Elba stories.)

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