This is still some distance from a confirmation over who will replace Adam Clery lookalike Daniel Craig as James Bond, and release him from his own personal hell of being paid $25m dollars to play a spy.
Yet, rumor or not, people online seem pretty excited about the idea.
"Idris could do it if he was in shape", Fuqua was quoted as saying.
Ever since Daniel Craig confirmed the upcoming movie will be his last time on Her Majesty's secret service everyone has been desperate to know who will take over.
British actor Idris Elba is reportedly being eyed to take over as the new James Bond, once Daniel Craig retires from the role. You need a guy with a physically strong presence.
Despite the entire WhatCulture office - and most of you, probably - demanding that I be cast as the next Bond, producers might actually be honing in on some else to play the role.
Twitter user @wordtoJude felt this news was a long time coming - "IVE BEEN ASKING FOR THIS FOR YEARS".
In 2014, the "Luther" star was the subject of frenzied speculation that he was the next Bond following the release of hacked Sony Pictures emails in which Elba's name was put forth as an option by one studio executive. I think it's more about, "We just want to have a black guy play James Bond" rather than "Idris Elba, the actor, play James Bond".
He added: 'Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male?