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Idris Elba Shakes Off Bond Rumors: 'Don't Believe the HYPE'

By TheBlast Staff

Idris Elba is keeping the James Bond rumors alive — or killing them softly — it's a little hard to tell.

The possible heir to the 007 throne (if you believe the latest whispers) stoke the fire over the weekend, first tweeting out, "my name’s Elba, Idris Elba," an obvious Bond reference.

But he followed it up with a photo of Public Enemy and accompanying quote from them: "Don’t believe the HYPE..."

The Elba as Bond rumors have been around for quite a while but were given new life this week when a report claimed Bond producer Barbara Broccoli once told director Antoine Fuqua it was time for a non-white actor to play the iconic role.

Fuqua allegedly suggested Elba, but a rep for the "Training Day" director came out and said the conversation never happened.

Looks like the dream will have to wait ...

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