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'Elba, Idris Elba': Star's tweet stokes Bond rumours

By Bethany Minelle, entertainment reporter
Idris Elba has posted a cryptic tweet, fuelling speculation he could be the next James Bond.
The actor posted a filtered selfie - only featuring the top part of his face - with the words "my name's Elba, Idris Elba".
my name’s Elba, Idris Elba. pic.twitter.com/kEyyaVg8JX— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018
New rumours emerged this week amid reports that Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said it was now "time" for a black actor to take the role.Elba, 45, has previously said he thought he might be too old to play the legendary secret agent.Twitter reacted to his post with a host of memes, including a photoshopped President Trump holding up a picture of Elba and announcing him as the new Bond, and a proud looking Sean Connery punching the air.
pic.twitter.com/ET3Y8268MQ— Oor Man In Trumpistan (@TrumpistanMan) August 12, 2018
All eyes will now be on Elba, but what about the other likely candidates for the famous role?

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Bond made his first appearance in spy novel Casino Royale in 1952, and quickly become author Ian Fleming's most famous creation.
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Production on the 25th Bond film, led by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, will begin in December.The as-yet unnamed film, understood to be Daniel Craig's final appearance in the role, is due to be released in 2019.
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