Idris Elba fuels speculation that he’s the next James Bond

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra's fans think she'd be a great fit for the franchise

PREVIOUS 5:48 AM PST: Idris Elba has given a cryptic and playful update after a week of renewed speculation about him becoming the next James Bond.

This story first appeared in the New York Post and is republished with permission. After a producer teased that Elba was being considered for the role, Elba posted a playful tweet implying that it was true. 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.

Fans interpreted it as a reference to the famous spy's catchphrase "The name's Bond, James Bond", and immediately responded with excitement, with one writing: "Does this. mean what I think it means".

US ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal
Mr Johnson even goes over the head of Whitehall and urges British businesses directly to cut ties with Iran . It is time to move on from the flawed 2015 deal.

"You need a guy with physically strong presence".

But a few hours after his initial tweet, Elba sought to downplay the hoopla with another tweet, "Don't believe the HYPE..." he wrote.

"Idris has that", was the quote that The Daily Star claimed Fuqua made, and they also stated that Broccoli was responsive to the idea.

PM Modi hopes Imran Khan’s Pakistan will work for peace
It is pertinent to mention here that the PTI has nominated party chief Imran Khan as its candidate for the prime minister office. The PTI has nominated Khan for the top post and he is scheduled to take oath on August 18 at the President House.

He has starred in blockbusters such as Thor, Pacific Rim and Star Trek, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for playing the title role in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Although sometime in 2015, according to CNN, former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan endorsed Alba for the role, he told the Radio Times that he thought Elba will make a good Bond.

The film, which is likely to be Daniel Craig's final performance as Bond, will be released November 8th, 2019.

NASA delays launch of Parker Solar Probe 24 hours
The probe is named after Gene Parker, who in 1958 wrote a paper theorizing the expansion of the solar atmosphere and solar wind. But getting so close to the Sun requires slowing down - for which Parker will use the gravity of our neighbor planet, Venus .

Latest News