Idris Elba took to Twitter Sunday to weigh in on revived rumors that he could be the next actor to play secret agent James Bond.

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"My name's Elba, Idris Elba," he captioned a selfie, referencing the character's signature introduction, "Bond, James Bond."

As the tweet made headlines, he returned to his feed and posted, "Don't believe the HYPE..."

Daniel Craig is set to appear in the as-yet-untitled, 25th Bond picture, which is due in theaters in late 2019.

Craig, 50, previously played the globe-trotting hero in "Casino Royale," "Quantum of Solace," "Skyfall" and "Spectre."

His successor has not been named yet.

Elba, 45, is best known for his work on the television dramas "Luther" and "The Wire," as well as in the films "Molly's Game," "The Jungle Book," "Thor," "Pacific Rim," "Zootopia" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."

my name's Elba, Idris Elba. pic.twitter.com/kEyyaVg8JX- Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018  

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