"My name's Elba, Idris Elba", he tweeted, echoing the super spy's famous catchline, "The name is Bond, James Bond".
Idris Elba as James Bond is a rumour that's been around for years, nearly as long as that one about Quentin Tarantino directing a "Star Trek" movie.
On Friday, the United Kingdom publication The Daily Star tabloid published an article claiming that director Antoine Fuqua reportedly said his friend Bond series producer Barbara Broccoli thinks "it is time" for a black actor to star in the franchise.
The actor who is known for his role in The Wire took to Twitter and wrote, "My name's Elba, Idris Elba".
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But before fans go overboard, Elba posted another tweet a few hours later saying, "Don't believe the HYPE".
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.
Elba, 45, has previously said he thought he might be too old to play the legendary secret agent.
However, a spokesman for the alleged source of this quote, director Antoine Fuqua, told the Hollywood Reporter that he and Broccoli had never discussed Bond or casting.
Daniel Craig's next Bond film is slated to release in 2019 and the film will be directed by Danny Boyle.