“My name’s Elba, Idris Elba,” the star tweeted alongside a front-camera selfie. A simple move, that sent fans into a frenzy, with Elba’s Twitter mentions already dreaming up the perfect 007 outing for him – Gillian Anderson, of course, has already been suggested as a future Bond girl.
No one has confirmed this publicly as of yet though Elba himself has said he’s open to playing the role.
“It would be such an honor,” he told CNN in 2014. “I mean what do we have to do here? We have to wear beautiful suits, drive nice cars, chase bad guys and date beautiful women? I dunno, sounds good to me.”