Idris Elba Took a Selfie with Daniel Craig and the Internet Is Totally Freaking Out
We get the hint.
Idris Elba has been the fan favorite to take over as James Bond for years now, and a recent survey even found that 63 percent of Americans believe the handsome Brit should be the one to assume the iconic role once Daniel Craig has completed the next two films.
But Elba himself has been coy on the subject. In a January 2018 interview with Variety, Elba said yet again that while a black Bond was not in the works, he did feel it was time to do “something different” with the secret agent. “Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?” he asked. “Could be a woman, could be a black woman, could be a white woman, but I think, that character, everybody would like to see it have—do something different with it, why not?”
But then, in August, he tweeted a selfie with the caption, “my name’s Elba, Idris Elba,” sending everyone into a frenzy of speculation.
my name’s Elba, Idris Elba. pic.twitter.com/kEyyaVg8JX
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018
Now, he seems to be teasing fans with yet another hint that he will be Bond after all. Last night, at the Golden Globes, he snapped this hilarious photo of him sitting beside Daniel Craig, and captioned it “awks…” (which is short for “awkward”).
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) January 7, 2019
Naturally, everyone freaked out, especially because this is the first time the two have met as far as we know.
— 🇸🇴Mona🇸🇴 (@MonaOmar2) January 7, 2019
And, naturally, the puns rolled in.
you seem both shaken *and* stirred.
— Mad Dog Pliny, Space Force (@plinytheelder_t) January 7, 2019
Let’s give particular credit to this one.
Looks like you….. bonded.
— Graham GP Ⓥ (@twistol) January 7, 2019
For more totally entertaining James Bond speculation, check out which female celebrities are fantasy picks for the role.
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