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Idris Elba is being a right ol' tease about those James Bond rumours

Is he trying to tell us something?

OH IDRIS, YOU tease!

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The ‘Luther’ actor is having a lot of fun on social media entertaining those rumours that he’s lined up to be the next James Bond.

The star posted a selfie (which looks like it could’ve been taken on a noughties Motorola phone), under the words “my name’s Elba, Idris Elba,” echoing the spy’s famous catchphrase.


Seriously, what filter is that?

He’s adding fuel to a fire started by American film producer Antoine Fuqua, who told the Daily Star that Bond producer Barbara Broccoli had said “it is time” for a non-white actor to play agent 007. (He’s since denied said conversation ever took place.)

Before anyone gets too excited, Elba posted another tweet a few hours later saying, “Don’t believe the HYPE …”

Daniel Craig’s tuxedo is barely cold, guys!

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Speaking of, the current Bond hasn’t even started work on film five yet, so let’s all hold our horses, yeah?

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