Idris Elba tweets add fuel to James Bond rumours

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

“My name’s Elba, Idris Elba,” he tweeted.

Elba is best known for TV dramas such as The Wire and Luther, as well as a minor role in the Marvel comic book franchise.

Discussing who will or should be the next Bond is a popular pastime among film buffs, and it has ramped up as Daniel Craig approaches his fifth appearance as the famed Mi6 agent.

It will be the 25th film in the franchise and is slated for release in November 2019.

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