For years, this has been a request (and by “request,” we mean “demand”) of many who could totally see the “Luther” star slipping into a tuxedo to play everyone’s favorite spy.
Mind you, no one has confirmed this publicly as of yet and CNN has reached out to reps for Elba and Broccoli.
When asked about the reported comments, a spokesperson for Fuqua told CNN, “This is not accurate.”
But already Twitter is excited about the possibility, naturally.
The 45-year-old Elba has also been endorsed by a former 007.
For his part, Elba told CNN in 2014 that he would love to play the role.
“It would be such an honor,” he said. “I mean what do we have to do here? We have to wear beautiful suits, drive nice cars, chase bad guys and date beautiful women? I dunno, sounds good to me.”