Idris Elba has - possibly? - given his two cents on the rumors that he's been floated as a new James Bond.
"My name's Elba, Idris Elba", the British actor and star of Luther tweeted on Sunday morning, after his name was once again linked to the role of 007.More news: Punjab Confirms Navjot Singh Sidhu's Invite For Imran Khan's Swearing
In a report from the United Kingdom publication The Daily Star, director Antoine Fuqua says that Broccoli believes it is time to diversify the role and that if it does not happen now, "it will happen eventually".
The actor who is known for his role in The Wire took to Twitter and wrote, "My name's Elba, Idris Elba".
Five hours later, he posted an image of Public Enemy, then tweeted "don't believe the HYPE", also the name of one of the rap group's biggest hits.More news: Villarreal unveil ex-Arsenal midfielder Cazorla in weird fashion
Rumours about Elba being next in line for the role after Daniel Craig holsters his gun and leaves the franchise for good next year have been swirling since 2014.
However, a spokesman for the alleged source of this quote, director Antoine Fuqua, told the Hollywood Reporter that he and Broccoli had never discussed Bond or casting.
He is already signed on to play the character in the 25th Bond film, which is due out in late 2019 and will be directed by Danny Boyle.More news: Bookcases and biryani collide as Ikea tackles India
Elba, 45, made his name in gritty U.S. television drugs drama "The Wire" and won a Golden Globe for his role as a murder detective in "Luther", before moving to the big screen.