The Daily Star reported this week that American director Antoine Fuqua had spoken of a conversation he had with Bond franchise producer Barbara Broccoli. Apart from Daniel Craig, no one is finalised yet but fans of Quantico star Priyanka Chopra wants her to star in the upcoming James Bond film. "My name is Elba, Idris Elba", he joked in the first of several tweets.
Elba remained quiet about the rumors, but did take to his Twitter today and tweet "Don't believe the HYPE".
"You need a guy with physically strong presence".
Now, Elba himself is responding to the hearsay.
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All indications that Daniel Craig has one more James Bond movie left in him - the as-yet-unnamed twenty-fifth instalment of the franchise, due to be directed by Danny Boyle.
The star was previously rumored to take on the role in 2014 following the hack into Sony Pictures' emails.
Fans were obviously freaking out, as this is the biggest tease yet that Elba might be stepping into the iconic role.
Elba's name has now been linked to the Bond franchise for nearly a decade, during which time Daniel Craig has starred in three films in the series.
Well, Elba followed that up a few hours later with another post simply telling fans "Don't believe the HYPE". "I dunno. Sounds good to me".