Idris Elba Crushes Your Dreams, Confirms He Won’t Be Our Next ‘James Bond’

Hours after Danny Boyle abruptly pulled out of directing James Bond 25, long-time rumoured potential super spy, Idris Elba, has seemingly confirmed he won’t be our next Bond.

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Elba was being interviewed by Good Morning Britain reporter Divya Kohli when he was cheekily asked how he liked his martinis. Elba answered: “Stir-fried, actually.”

Ha… ha?

Then, Kohli asked if Elba was going to be our next 007 to which he just simply answered: “No.” 


See it for yourself, below.

Definitely a no… or a cheeky no… nah, it’s a no. Or is it? Who knows, anymore.

Although, the now 45-year-old has said he’s too old to play Bond in the past.

Elba had been at the premiere for his directorial debut, Yardie. 

This comes just about a week and a bit after Elba had some fun with us mere peasants and tweeted out a very cryptic, very teasing Bond related tweet.

And it went a little like this:

Of course, the people ate it up so then Elba shot out another tweet which was kinda weird, kinda true in hindsight.

Fans came to believe HYPE stood for some criminal organisation Elba-Bond was going to defeat in Bond 26. 

The now dead rumours of Elba being our next Bond recently resurfaced when The Daily Star published an article where series producer Barbara Broccoli reportedly told director Antoine Fuqua that “it is time” for Bond to be played by a black actor, and who better than Elba?

The report went on to mention some serious talk to recruit Elba as our next 007, once Daniel Craig wraps up his reign as the iconic spy in the yet to be titled 25th instalment. Alas, it was not meant to be.

Bond 25 will land in cinemas toward the end of 2019.

If you’re interested, Elba’s directorial debut, Yardie, is a crime drama based on the novel of the same name by Victor Headley. It tells the tale of a Jamaican man named Dennis who never really recovered from the murder of his brother, ten years ago. After being sent to London to complete a job, he meets his brother’s killer and finds himself at a crossroads.