Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Idris Elba's James Bond-like tweet fuels 007 rumours

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Guillermo Jimenez | 12 August, 2018, 19:53

Idris Elba has posted a cryptic tweet, fuelling speculation he could be the next James Bond.

Early Sunday morning, the Luther star tweeted a heavily filtered selfie and wrote, "my name's Elba, Idris Elba" - an obvious nod to 007's signature "Bond, James Bond" line.

A few hours later, however, he posted an image of the rap group Public Enemy and followed it up with the titular lyric from one of their most famous songs, "Don't Believe The Hype".

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal win in Toronto
Djokovic win in 90 minutes with nine aces; he now stands 36-6 at the event and next plays Canada's Peter Polansky . In another first-round upset, Robin Haase of the Netherlands downed Japan's Kei Nishikori 7-5, 6-1.

The message sent fans into a frenzy of excitement, as rumours abound that Elba may be named to succeed Daniel Craig as the next incarnation of 007.

According to a report in Daily Star UK, producer Barbara Broccoli told director Antoine Fuqua that "it is time" for the character of Bond to be portrayed by a man of minor ethnicity.

Elba has always been rumoured to be in the running to take over the role of 007. "Idris has that", was the quote that The Daily Star claimed Fuqua made, and they also stated that Broccoli was responsive to the idea.

Pakistan's Imran Khan calls for more 'trustworthy' ties with U.S.
The party will have to seek formal support from smaller parties or independents to have Khan elected prime minister. Khan also hoped for India's participation in the SAARC summit, scheduled to be held in Islamabad .

Craig, 50, has stared as James Bond since he took over from Pierce Brosnan in 2005.

Elba, 45, made his name in gritty U.S. television drugs drama "The Wire" and won a Golden Globe for his role as a murder detective in "Luther", before moving to the big screen.

Production on the 25th Bond film, led by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, will begin in December.

United Kingdom economy warms up a touch, Brexit hurdles ahead
More recently, wages have risen more quickly than inflation but there have been signs that household finances remain stretched. The ONS also said that the economy grew by 0.1 per cent in June, down from a more robust 0.3 per cent in the previous month.

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