This time, the actor has reignited speculation with a single picture from the Golden Globes.
Idris shared a snap of himself on his Instagram Story at a table with current 007 Daniel Craig, captioning it: “Awks...”
Idris was first linked to the role way back in December 2014, when leaked emails revealed Sony boss Amy Pascal wanted the ‘Luther’ star to play 007.
Talk has been ongoing ever since and Idris admitted he’d want the job, before later claiming his hopes had been dashed.
Last August, he hyped fans up once again with a cryptic Bond-related tweet.
That came after director Antoine Fuqua claimed her good friend and ‘Bond’ producer Barbara Broccoli had confided that “it was time” for a black actor to play Bond, sparking speculation over whether Idris might finally get the call.
Daniel is currently gearing up to begin work on filming the 25th Bond film, which will be his fifth outing as the British spy.
The actor has already confirmed rumours it will be his last appearance in the film franchise, claiming last year he wanted to “go out on a high”.
Idris was most recently seen back on the small screen in the fifth series of BBC drama ‘Luther’, which served up plenty of shocks in its final episode last week.