Idris Elba might have confirmed he's the new James Bond and people are losing their minds

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Either Idris Elba is the biggest tease in the world, or his latest tweet is a tongue-in-cheek confirmation of the dream: that he is set to play the new James Bond.

The Luther actor tweeted the following, using a play-on the 007 catch-phrase, 'My name's Bond, James Bond:'

My name's Elba, Idris Elba.

The post comes days after Bond franchise producer Barbara Broccoli reportedly announced that the door is open for a non-white actor to play James Bond.

The Daily Star reported that director Antoine Fuqua revealed a conversation he had with the producer, in which she said ‘it is time’ for a non-white actor to take on the iconic role.

She said:

Idris could do it if he gets in shape. You need a guy with a physically strong presence. Idris has that.

And with Elba's latest tweet, perhaps he thinks he has that too.

Mostly, people have one thing on their mind:


Tease...what a tease...

People are excitedly Kermit-flailing, and we don't blame 'em

No but really: Elba for Bond.

Hollywood? Make it happen.

If you haven't already...

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