Idris Elba at Superdry Regent Street to celebrate the launch of the new premium menswear AW15 'Idris Elba + Superdry' collection on November 26, 2015 in London, England.
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In an interview with E! News at the launch of his Superdry collaboration, Elba finally addressed the rumors.

Toni Akindele
Jul, 20, 2016

Ladies, get out your tissues. Idris Elba delivered some heartbreaking news about his rumored James Bond role.

In an interview with E! News at the launch of his Superdry collaboration, Elba finally addresses that the rumors are just that - rumors.

"I mean, look, I've said it a million of times," said Elba. "It's a great character and it's an honor to be asked, but it is just a rumor." He confirms that there have been no real conversations about him carrying on the 007 torch.

However, he tells E! that he is excited about his latest role as an Academy member.

"It's a big, big honor," he said. "Big ups to the Academy for making a big push to include people that ordinarily might not be on the list, and here I am. I think it's great. It means that there is some influence outside the norm for the Academy and it's a good, good change."

Well, there you have it.

 

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