Despite years of casting speculation, Idris Elba believes playing James Bond isn't a career goal for her

Despite years of casting speculation, Idris Elba believes playing James Bond isn't a career goal for ...

Idris Elba claims that he isn't your guy to play James Bond.

During an appearance on The Shop podcast alongside Drew Barrymore and Kyrie Irving, the actor continued to deny reports that he would play 007 in the next iteration of the franchise.

Elba stated that playing the famous MI6 agent (via Mediaite) is not a career goal for him. I do not believe that, you know, playing Bond will fulfill some of my personal ambitions.

Elba continued, "It will certainly satisfy the will of a nation." I'm not lying, every corner of the world where I go, and im talking about different cultures, they always go Bond, and I feel it is beyond me at this point. Its beyond me. It's not a question of, should I, do I, will I." It's what the nation's will dictates sometimes.

Elba, who turns 50 today, claimed that he is not the guy to be Bond, in his opinion. He would be the first Black James Bond if he signed on for the role.

Elba has been added to the mix, although I'm not a superman. And the result is good for fucking casting.

Elba asked his fellow podcast guests and hosts Paul Rivera and Maverick Carter.

Let me throw out the following question: If you agree that I should perform that song, may you please answer why you think I should? Elba stated. Do you think that there is a nostalgia and be honest, there is a nostalgia to the idea?

Barbara Broccoli, the producer of Bond, said the next Bond might be any ethnicity or race, but must be distinctively male and British. Other actors, including Rege-Jean Page, Tom Hardy, and Jacob Elordi, are expected to be in the mix.

Broccoli explained that it's not just about casting a character. It's about a whole rethinking of where we're going, as reports suggested Elba, Hardy, Henry Cavill, and Euphoria star Elordi are on the shortlist for the role.

Were figuring out where to take him, and we were putting it through. There isnt a script, and we cant come up with one until we decide how we'll approach the next film because, really, its a remake of Bond. Were reinventing who he is, and that takes time.