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Idris Elba Won't Be Playing James Bond, Hates 'Black Bond'

January 6th, 2014 5:03pm EST | Casey Johnson By: Casey Johnson favorite Add to My News

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Idris Elba has cleared up rumors that he will be playing James Bond after Daniel Craig ends his time as the character - and has choice words for the term "Black Bond."

Elba told Huffington Post back in November of the rumors, "I didn't know that was still sort of in the mix. I say it all the time, but if it was to ever happen and if I was ever to get offered that role, that would be the will of a nation. That would be like, 'Wow, human beings are really powerful. They really made that happen, because [producer Barbara Broccoli] certainly didn't."

Elba has now told ITV's Lorraine Kelly there's "no truth" to the casting rumors. He said, "I've always detested the phrase 'Black Bond', I just don't understand it.

"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 - and it's a rumor that's gotten out of control, basically - but that's all it is. There's no truth in it whatsoever."

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