License to spill? Idris Elba says he's not the next 007

Idris Elba not shaken by Bond questions at film premiere

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Idris Elba says he won't play fictional spy James Bond.

He mentioned that he also likes his martinis "stir-fried" as opposed to Bond's preference for shaken, not stirred.

So, there you have it, folks. It's hard to pinpoint exactly where and when the rumors began to circulate, but when the current Bond openly admitted that he wasn't very fond of the role anymore, the rumors escalated.

Last week, Elba posted a selfie on Twitter, captioning it: 'My name's Elba, Idris Elba, ' echoing Bond's catchphrase.

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"I don't even want to talk about it, honestly", the actor said.

But now Elba has denied he'll be replacing Daniel Craig as 007. Those who heeded Elba's past warning may have seen his rumor shutdown here coming from a mile away.

Next, when she asked if he was "looking at the next 007", Elba gave a one-word answer: "No".

Producers confirmed the Oscar-winner's exit with a tweet from the official James bond account which stated, "Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has made a decision to no longer direct Bond 25".

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