Idris Elba says he will not star as James Bond. | Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP

Idris Elba says he will not star as James Bond. | Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP

Some of the Internet really wants Idris Elba to play James Bond. Sadly, the “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” actor says those people will just have to sit down.

“It’s a rumor that’s gotten out of control, basically — but that’s all it is,” Elba said on ITV’s “Lorraine.” “There’s no truth in it whatsoever.”

Elba, who was recently feted with Golden Globe nominations for his performances in “Mandela” and the BBC series “Luther,” has seen his name tossed around in close ties to the next James Bond movie for months. Some were convinced Elba was perfect for the role, even as he expressed surprise at the consideration.

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