Idris Elba may be distancing himself from the rumors he’s going to be the next James Bond.

The 46-year-old actor spoke out about the film franchise and taking over the role from Daniel Craig in a recent interview.

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Bond is one of the biggest franchises in the world, and for that reason, whoever ends up playing it, lives it,” Idris told Daily Mail’s Event.

He continued, “You’re THAT character, and known as that character for many, many years. I’m creating characters now that can still live alongside Idris. Not ones that take over me and solely define me.”

While Idris isn’t completely ruling out the role, it sounds like it’s not the direction he wants to take.

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