Idris Elba will not be playing James Bond

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Internet rumors have been forming that Idris Elba would make the perfect James Bond when Daniel Craig steps down, but Elba put those rumors to rest, saying he would not be playing the Bond character.

Digital Spy reported that Elba spoke with ITV's Lorraine, saying that this is just a rumor and there is no truth in the matter.

Elba also went on to say that he was upset by the phrase "Black Bond." "We don't say 'White Bond,' we just say 'Bond,' so it suddenly becomes a black man and he's a 'Black Bond.' So I hate that phrase - and it's a rumor that's gotten out of control, basically - but that's all it is. There's no truth in it whatsoever," said Elba.

The Huffington Post reported that back in November, Elba spoke to the publication and also denied any knowledge of being associated with this motion picture franchise.

Elba can currently be seen in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which has been earning some Oscar buzz already.

image: Wikimedia Commons

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