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Idris Elba rules himself out of playing James Bond so he can focus on Luther role

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The actor, 50, brought up the persistent discussions about him taking over as Ian Fleming’s famed British spy on Tuesday.

Idris Elba has ruled himself out of playing James Bond so he can focus on his deal with Netflix, where he is starring in Luther: The Fallen Sun.

The actor, 50, brought up the persistent discussions about him taking over as Ian Fleming’s famed British spy on Tuesday.

When asked about his upcoming film at the World Government Summit in Dubai, he said: ‘It’s very dark.

‘We’ve been working on the television show for about 10 years and so the natural ambition is to take it to the big screen, and so we’re here with the first movie.

‘You know, a lot of people talk about another character that begins with J and ends with B, but I’m not going to be that guy.

Shame: Idris Elba has ruled himself out of playing James Bond so he can focus on his deal with Netflix, where he is starring in Luther: The Fallen Sun (pictured on Tuesday)

‘I’m going to be John Luther. That’s who I am.’

Luther: The Fallen Sun is scheduled to arrive in select cinemas on February 24, which is then followed by a Netflix release on March 10.

It is the follow-up to the British television series of the same name (2010–2019), which ended up running for five seasons.

Netflix also shared brand new images of Elba, back once again as DCI…

Callum Wells, By Callum Wells For Mailonline

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