Speaking on ITV’s “Lorraine,” Elba confirmed that rumors surrounding him portraying 007 are just that, rumors.
“It’s a rumor that’s gotten out of control, basically — but that’s all it is. “There’s no truth in it whatsoever,” the entertainer said as he expressed his dislike of the race card being played in regards to someone of another race playing 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.”
Finally, in case you’re wondering, the next James Bond movie is slated to arrive in theaters on Nov. 6, 2015. Daniel Craig is expected to return as Bond as well as Sam Mendes, who directed the last Bond adventure “Skyfall.”