Idris Elba
Idris Elba to play James Bond? Reuters

Out of the many secret, in-development details leaked in the big Sony Pictures email hack of 2014, one that seems to have really pleased a majority of fans is - actor Idris Elba being considered to play the next James Bond.

One such email leak revealed that the company's co-chairman Amy Pascal was keen on having Elba on board as the next Bond after Daniel Craig, and it seems that many were pleased with the casting option, reports Enstars.

The Thor actor took to Twitter on Saturday to address those who support him for the role, in a joking manner:

However, not everyone is too happy about Elba taking on the iconic role. Radio host Rush Limbaugh, recently expressed his doubts about the possibility of Elba playing James Bond.

"James Bond is a fictional character, obviously," he said during his 23 December radio show. "And James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is."

Limbaugh had earlier argued that the role was never essayed for a black Briton character solely because of the description created by Fleming.

"But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland," the conservative political commentator continued. "But that's not who James Bond is, and I know it's racist to probably even point this out."