Idris Elba reignites Bond rumours with cryptic tweet

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Idris Elba poses as he arrives for the United Kingdom premiere of "100 Streets" at BFI Southbank in London November 8, 2016.

Current Bond Daniel Craig, who is believed to have one more Bond movie in his contract, is 50, and Star Trek Beyond and The Wire star Elba isn't too far behind at 45 years-of-age.

British actor Idris Elba fuelled speculation yesterday that he may be named the first black James Bond, with a cryptic tweet.

The actor posted a filtered selfie - only featuring the top part of his face - with the words "my name's Elba, Idris Elba".

The Daily Star reported this week that American director Antoine Fuqua had spoken of a conversation he had with Bond franchise producer Barbara Broccoli.

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A few hours later, the actor tweeted again and this time he wrote, "Don't believe the HYPE".

Elba most recently starred in Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnorak, where he played Heimdall, the all-seeing and all-knowing Asgardian and former guard of the Bifrost Bridge.

James Bond fans have been left shaken and stirred by a mysterious tweet from Idris Elba that suggests he could be the next 007. Fuqua told the outlet that producer Barbara Broccoli wants to open the doors of diversity when casting the new bond.

"You need a guy with physically strong presence". In a post early Sunday morning, Elba shared an image of himself with the caption "my name's Elba, Idris Elba".

As of now, it is not confirmed as to who will be seen sharing the screen next to Daniel Craig in Bond 25.

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