Idris confirmed to his fans that he would not be taking over from Daniel Craig as James Bond.

He divulged his love for the franchise, adding that he and the producers had laughed about the rumors.

He stated 'it's a compliment and an honor — but it's not a [sic] truth.’

A Sony Pictures executive first  mentioned Idris as a contender in a 2014 leaked email.

An 007 producer claimed that the actor’s name was part of the pool from the start.

She also stated that the roadblock to Idris’ takeover was Daniel’s presence.

The music head came under fire for revealing that he no longer called himself a ‘Black actor.’

He explained that the term put people in a box with no room to grow.

He has since called people’s negative reaction to the disclosure ‘stupid.’