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The actor posted a selfie alongside an obvious nod to 007's iconic line: "The name's Bond, James Bond". It's hard to believe that there are any firm decisions being made, though we know that the Elba rumors were out there even before he tweeted anything.
Rumors that Idris Elba will be the next James Bond have been flying for, well, about a decade.
Elba has always been rumoured to be in the running to take over the role of 007, alongside Tom Hardy, James Norton and Tom Hiddleston.
"You need a guy with physically strong presence".
As of now, it is not confirmed as to who will be seen sharing the screen next to Daniel Craig in Bond 25.
Unsurprisingly, this immediately had fans convinced that this was confirmation that Elba would be taking up the Bond mantle. "I dunno. Sounds good to me".