Sir Michael Caine’s Twitter return raises eyebrows amid Elon Musk takeover

Sir Michael Caine's return to Twitter has been questioned by fans on social media due to its innocuous timing.

The British actor, 89, has been quiet on the website since tweeting new year well-wishes and a picture of a golf cart to his 720,000 followers in January.

Michael finally broke his four-month silence with a series of tweets on Monday evening (April 25) following the announcement that billionaire Elon Musk had purchased the tech company for a cool $44 billion (£33 million).

In his first returning tweet, which was published a few hours after the announcement of Musk's acquisition, Michael wrote: "Hello."

Eight minutes later, The Dark Knight star followed up with: "Good Night My Sweet Ones."

While Michael's posts could definitely be a mere coincidence, other Twitter users picked up on the eerie timing of his Twitter return.

With some cracking jokes, others couldn't help but speculate that his return could be linked to Musk's takeover, with some users claiming it had brought Michael "out of Twitter retirement".

One Twitter user wrote: "Alright @elonmusk buys #twitter & @themichaelcaine pops up after months of Silence to say Hello!"

Another commented: "In his first order of business, @elonmusk brought @themichaelcaine out of Twitter retirement, even if for only ten minutes."

A third joked: "Theory Confirmed: Twitter was holding Michael Caine hostage for 45 billion dollars and Elon Musk was the only one rich enough to pay it."

Meanwhile, a fourth tweeted: "Picked a bad day to return to this place, sir. Having said that, you're still the GOAT."

"Michael Caine returning to Twitter immediately after Elon Musk strikes a deal to buy it is a very positive sign," another user concluded.

Musk purchased Twitter on Monday after previously acquiring a 9% share in the company.

In a tweet after the deal's announcement, he informed his 85.3 million followers of his plans to improve the website by adding new features and human authentication, with an emphasis on maintaining users' right to free speech.

The billionaire wrote: "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated."

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