Idris Elba was recently rumored to be playing the part of James Bond in the next film starring the character but Elba says he would not be the next Bond.

Idris was believed to be taking over the role of the last James Bond from Daniel Craig after Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said “it’s time” for a black actor to step into the role. However, that just isn’t going to happen right now. Broccoli told director Antoine Fuqua that she feels a non-white actor in the role would “happen eventually” and put the Luther star forward as a possibility to which the director replied, “Idris could do it if he was in shape. You need a guy with physically strong presence. Idris has that.”

When asked about the rumors, Idris shut them down in the simplest manner with no room for further speculation. A Good Morning Britain reporter asked the actor if they were looking at “the next 007?” to which Elba simply replied: “No”. Elba had previously helped perpetuate the rumours that he would be the next actor to take on the famous franchise with a cheeky post on Twitter. The Luther star shared a heavily filtered selfie in which only the top half of his face is visible, writing: “my name’s Elba, Idris Elba.”

Sadly, Idris would not be playing the part of James Bond this time around.