Idris Elba isn’t the only name being thrown around as Daniel Craig’s successor as James Bond, but it looks like another star rumored to be in contention is just that — a rumor.
Soccer star, model, and occasional actor David Beckham was asked about the idea that he could possibly become the next 007 once Craig retires. (Recent odds list him as a longshot, at 250/1.) Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Beckham shot down the idea, but expressed he was flattered by the consideration.
“I’ve definitely not been contacted, I’m definitely not obviously up for doing something like that, but it’s nice to be linked I suppose,” Beckham said in an interview.
Beckham, however, is gradually taking on more acting roles, including a cameo in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming King Arthur film starring Charlie Hunnam.
Beckham is also at the center of H&M’s new advertising campaign with comedian Kevin Hart. A small preview for the full campaign debuted this week, showing off Hart following Beckham around in an attempt to learn to play him for an upcoming Beckham biopic. It may not be the stuff Bond films are made of, but it certainly indicates Beckham isn’t shying away from appearing on camera more frequently.
For more from Beckham on the Bond rumors, head over to ITV.