It’s Official: Idris Elba Will NOT Be The Next James Bond

Even though most people in the world have been hoping that Idris Elba will be taking on the role of James Bond in upcoming versions, the actor has officially confirmed that he will not be.

When asked by Good Morning Britain if they were looking at the next Bond, he flatly replied, “No.” Next year’s Bond 25 reportedly lost its director Danny Boyle due to “creative differences.”

Later this year, Idris will return for a fifth installment of Luther, the BBC series that has earned him four Emmy nominations. Still, he won’t be saying Bond’s famous lines.