U.K. tabloid The Daily Star reported that director Antoine Fuqua talked to James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli about who could potentially take over the role of 007 after Daniel Craig turns in his badge, but Fuqua’s rep denies the report. “He never had a conversation with Barbara about the franchise or about any casting (Idris Elba). It’s all made up stuff. Not sure how it got started,” the rep told The Hollywood Reporter.
But then Idris tweeted this:
my name’s Elba, Idris Elba. pic.twitter.com/kEyyaVg8JX
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018