Idris Elba tantalizes fans with cryptic tweets about those first black Bond rumors

 eu.usatoday.com  8/12/2018 3:14:00 PM 

LONDON — British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond.

The star of shows such as "The Wire" and "Luther" posted an artistic selfie on Sunday captioned "My name's Elba, Idris Elba," echoing the spy's famous catchphrase.

American film producer Antoine Fuqua stoked long-running speculation about Elba taking on the role last week, when he told Britain's Daily Star that Bond movie boss Barbara Broccoli has said "it is time" for a non-white actor to play agent 007.

my name’s Elba, Idris Elba. pic.twitter.com/kEyyaVg8JX

— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018

But before fans go overboard, Elba posted another tweet a few hours later saying, "Don't believe the HYPE ...."

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