Idris Elba puts James Bond rumours to bed once and for all and claims he is 'more famous for NOT playing Bond' than 'some of the actors who did'

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Idris Elba has yet put nan rumours astir him being formed arsenic nan adjacent James Bond to bed.

The Luther actor, 51, revealed that he will not beryllium pursuing successful Daniel Craig's shoes successful nan coming 007 deed and is not getting a licence a kill.

He admitted that he is 'ancient' and while he appreciated nan compliment of being considered backmost successful 2009, nan opportunity is now 'dead'.

Speaking to Chris Moyles connected his Radio X greeting show, Idris joked that nan longstanding rumours surrounding nan supplier domiciled person made him 'more celebrated for not playing Bond' than 'some of nan actors who did'.

Chris quipped: 'There were loads of rumours flying astir a fewer years agone astir you and a definite infamous domiciled of a British agent, right? James Bond. Right? Was that ever a thing? Was that ever adjacent to being a thing? Did you ever want it? There were rumours, but I don't cognize if you ever said retired astir it 1 measurement aliases nan other.'

Idris Elba has yet put nan rumours astir him being formed arsenic nan adjacent James Bond to bed

The Luther actor, 51, revealed that he will not beryllium pursuing successful Daniel Craig 's shoes successful nan coming 007 deed and is not getting a licence a kill

Idris replied: 'I person respective times, respective benignant of half-a-million times. No, it was decidedly 1 of nan biggest rumours. 

'I'm arguably much celebrated for not playing Bond than immoderate of nan actors who did!

'And you know, it's been 1 that I've taken lightly astatine times. You know, everyone loves Bond. Such a awesome character, and conscionable to me, I recovered it arsenic a compliment to beryllium considered each those years ago.'

Chris persisted: 'But listen, you ne'er know. It's not dead', but he was changeable down by nan acting sensation who responded: 'Well, I mean yeah, it is. The rumour has decidedly done. 

'And I mean, I'm ancient now. I don't cognize what benignant of Bond I'd be.'

The power big replied: 'But there's always… Yeah, you're astir apt right, actually.'

Not giving up connected nan thought of Idris getting involved successful nan highly-anticipated mobility picture, Chris added: 'Well, what astir Bond villains? Bond villain?'

Idris said: 'Well, I deliberation probably, if I'm really honest, I did nan Luther movie. And my small heart astir doing nan movie type verses nan TV, is to return it bigger. Bigger, bigger landscapes and possibly capable that void.'

He admitted that he is 'ancient' and while he appreciated nan compliment of being considered backmost successful 2009, nan opportunity is now 'dead'

Speaking to Chris Moyles connected his Radio X greeting show, Idris joked that nan longstanding rumours surrounding nan supplier domiciled person made him 'more celebrated for not playing Bond' than 'some of nan actors who did'

It comes pursuing nan caller chatter complete who will beryllium nan adjacent man to return connected nan iconic role.

It was precocious believed that Aaron Taylor-Johnson could beryllium getting himself a licence to termination successful 4 James Bond films aft 'endless discussions' pinch workplace execs - who insiders declare are hoping he tin switch Daniel Craig to lead nan franchise into a caller property pinch a 'fantasy' twist.

The British actor, 33, has reportedly been formally offered nan chance to play 007, pinch sources claiming bosses person already taken bonzer lengths to unafraid him.

Producer Barbara Broccoli, 63, is not considering anyone else, according to insiders, who person claimed costume fittings for Aaron are already allegedly underway.

'It is each successful nan specifications and agents and lawyers are going done each nan reddish portion and really galore movies Aaron will motion up for.

It comes pursuing nan caller chatter complete who will beryllium nan adjacent man to return connected nan iconic role

It was precocious believed that Aaron Taylor-Johnson could beryllium getting himself a licence to termination successful 4 James Bond films aft 'endless discussions' pinch workplace execs - who insiders declare are hoping he tin switch Daniel Craig to lead nan franchise into a caller property pinch a 'fantasy' twist 

The British actor, 33, has reportedly been formally offered nan chance to play 007 , pinch sources claiming bosses person already taken bonzer lengths to unafraid him

'It is presently looking to beryllium a three-picture woody pinch nan action of a fourth.

'They person done each nan fittings, they person nan haircut they person successful mind for him, and he's already successful tremendous shape.

'Barbara Broccoli and nan remainder of nan producers are going to make a immense woody retired of nan announcement.'

Earlier this year, it was reported that nan Kick Ass character is connected nan verge of inking a woody to return complete from Daniel arsenic nan titular spy aft he retired from nan domiciled pursuing his swansong successful 2021 blockbuster No Time To Die.

Aaron was coy erstwhile questioned antecedently astir nan rumors, telling Numero mag earlier this month: 'I find it charming and awesome that group spot maine successful that role. I return it arsenic a awesome compliment.' 

A caller canvass suggested Idris  is still the public's number 1 choice to switch Daniel, contempt being 51 - aged for a Bond campaigner - and already ruling himself retired of nan moving successful bid to attraction connected his crime drama, Luther. 

Back successful August 2022, it was reported he had walked distant from 'years of talks' with movie bosses to return complete nan celebrated role.

Last summer, Idris admitted that he utilized to beryllium 'super complimented' by nan thought of playing Bond, saying it was nan 'pinnacle.'

But he told Variety that he was turned off, erstwhile 'those that weren't happy astir nan thought made nan full point disgusting and off-putting, because it became astir race. It became astir delirium and I sewage nan brunt of it.'

Meanwhile, Michael Fassbender has besides ruled himself out, saying he thought a younger prima should return connected nan role.

When asked by GQ mag if he would beryllium up for nan part, nan actor, 46, said: 'To beryllium honest, no.'

A caller canvass suggested Idris is still nan public's number 1 prime to switch Daniel, contempt being 51 - aged for a Bond campaigner - and already ruling himself retired of nan moving successful bid to attraction connected his crime drama, Luther 

Meanwhil, Michael Fassbender, 46, has besides ruled himself out, saying he thought a younger prima should return connected nan role

Aaron is yet to officially judge nan domiciled aliases make a general remark connected his opinionated but successful March he said retired successful an question and reply with Rolling Stone UK , insisting he won't beryllium a portion of nan 'pop civilization workplace film' machine 

In a screen sprout to beforehand his latest domiciled successful Sony's adjacent Marvel movie Kraven nan Hunter, Aaron muses connected nan guidance his stellar profession is heading aft 2 decades connected nan large screen.

Asked straight astir nan reports that he is successful talks to beryllium Bond, nan character coyly replied that he 'can only really talk astir nan things I'm going to show and tell,' earlier tellingly adding: 

'I don't consciousness for illustration I request to person a early drawn retired for me. I consciousness like, whatever's drawn retired for me, I tin f**kin' do better.' 

Aaron is yet to officially judge nan domiciled aliases make a general remark connected his opinionated but successful March he said retired successful an question and reply pinch Rolling Stone UK , insisting he won't beryllium a portion of nan 'pop civilization workplace film' machine

Asked straight astir nan reports that he is successful talks to beryllium Bond, nan character coyly replied that he 'can only really talk astir nan things I'm going to show and tell'

While he hasn't been formed arsenic Bond, Aaron has taken connected nan lead successful different large fund action franchise. 

But nan character insists he tin find nan nuances successful immoderate character, moreover successful Kraven - a big-game huntsman whose singular extremity successful life is to hit Spider-Man.

'I deliberation location was thing unsocial astir this character, and thing grounded,' he insists, adding: 'We've each had capable of seeing definite workplace films, a definite benignant of popular culture… wherever they're churning retired worldly that dilutes wanting to spell to nan cinema'.

'I wouldn't person signed onto it if I felt location wasn't thing to really bring to life pinch this character.' 

The prima adds that nan utmost beingness translator he undertook to play nan Marvel villain made him ponder if he wanted to put himself done it for movie aft film, explaining: 'I wanted to attack it for illustration an actor, and I'm not personification who's conscionable juicing up and going to nan gym.'

'I don't needfully want this to beryllium my brand, doing 1 action movie aft another. But I trained to nan constituent wherever I was 200 pounds of muscle. I ate truthful overmuch f**king food. I was truthful big.'

James Bond producers person still not made a general announcement to corroborate who will beryllium nan adjacent 007.

All nan erstwhile actors to prima arsenic James Bond  

James Bond has been thrilling cinema-goers worldwide pinch his adrenaline-fuelled concealed missions to exotic places for much than 60 years. 

The British spy, codenamed 007, has recovered himself fighting villains and terrorists connected nan moon, nether h2o and astatine nan apical of a skyscraper.

And since his large surface debut successful 1962, only six actors person played Bond (seven, if you see nan portrayal of 007 by Peter Sellers successful 1967's drama spoof 'Casino Royal').

The hunt is now connected to find nan latest Bond, pinch front-runners including Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill and Cillian Murphy. Now, we look backmost astatine each nan erstwhile actors to prima arsenic 007.

Sean Connery: 1962-1971 

Sean Connery was nan first Bond to deed nan large surface successful a dashing debut arsenic 007

The first prima to deed nan surface arsenic Bond was the devastatingly charming Sean Connery, starring successful 1962's Dr. No. 

The acclaimed Scotsman went connected to characteristic successful 5 much Bond flicks, earlier retiring arsenic 007 successful 1971's Diamonds are Forever.

George Lazenby: 1969 

He whitethorn only person had 1 outing arsenic James Bond, was met pinch a mixed reception

However, George Lazenby made his only quality arsenic nan British spy successful 1969's 007 On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

He's type of Bond, however, was met pinch a mixed reception. Some lauded him for a much superior represent of nan spy. But others felt he was uncharismatic, and lacked nan suave and charm of Connery.

Roger Moore: 1977-1985 

Roger Moore was 1 of nan longest-serving Bonds, featuring successful 7 films 

Roger Moore became nan adjacent Bond, featuring successful 7 films from 1977's Live and Let Die, to his last outing successful 1985's A View to a Kill. 

Moore's move arsenic 007 brought without immoderate outlandish and ludicrous crippled lines, which featured him battling connected nan satellite successful Moonraker.

Timothy Dalton: 1985-1989 

Timothy Dalton was adjacent to return connected nan mantle, debuting arsenic Bond successful 1987's The Living Daylights.

Timothy Dalton was adjacent to return connected nan mantle, debuting arsenic Bond successful 1987's The Living Daylights.

Dalton's portrayal brought a gritter and much superior Bond to nan screen, pinch a darker consciousness of humour.

He featured successful 1 much Bond film, A Licence to Kill, successful 1989 earlier being replaced.

Pierce Brosnan: 1995-2002 

Pierce Brosnan was nan adjacent bond, debuting successful 1995's Goldeneye

It took six years for Dalton's replacement, Pierce Brosnan, to get his outing successful nan 1995 smash-hit Golden Eye. 

Brosnan went connected to do 3 much Bond films during his seven-year stint arsenic 007, which coiled pinch Die Another Die successful 2002. 

Daniel Craig: 2006-2021 

Daniel Craig's return connected Bond saw a beefed up type of nan British spy taking to nan screens (pictured in-character successful 2020)

Daniel Craig stepped Bond's successful 2006 pinch a cinematic reset of nan titular spy, replacing nan gadgetry of erstwhile installments pinch a grittier and much muscular reinvention of 007.

His opening portrayal of a much haunted Bond successful his debut film, Casino Royal, was critically celebrated - hailed arsenic 1 of nan champion Bonds successful years. 

Craig would characteristic successful 4 much films earlier yet downing his past Martini - shaken, not stirred - successful 2021's No Time To Die, becoming nan first Bond to beryllium killed connected screen.


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