The Prometheus star has long been tipped to take over the role of 007 when Daniel Craig steps down, and gossip about a future replacement was fuelled in the run-up to the release of the latest Bond movie, Spectre.

If Idris does land the part, it will make him the first black actor to star as the superspy, but the 43 year old is becoming increasingly annoyed by the gossip, and he has vowed to shut down any further Bond talk.

The subject is raised during an interview with Britain's The Times Magazine, and Idris declares he "won't talk" about Bond.

"I don't even want to answer. There is no point, you know. There is nothing to say," he insists. "I have nothing to say on Bond. I sometimes slip into a conversation about it and I get quoted again and it looks like I'm always talking about it. I'm over it."

Daniel Craig, who is rumoured to be stepping down after Spectre, recently called for an end to the debate over a black Bond.

"The right person for the job should do the job, and I don't give a f**k what colour their skin is," he told Britain's Culture magazine. "It shouldn't be an issue. We should have moved on."

Idris recently revealed the two actors laughed off the drama during a recent meeting at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles after they ran into each other at the bar.

"He came up to me, looked me in the eyes, grabbed my face and kissed me on the cheek," Idris told The Hollywood Reporter. "(Daniel said) 'They asked me if you can play Bond. What am I going to say? No?'..."

During the public furore over the next Bond, former 007 Pierce Brosnan backed Idris as the top candidate, but voiced fears that movie bosses will always choose a white actor for the role.

"Anything is possible for sure, but I think he'll be male and he'll be white," Pierce told the Press Association. "There's wonderful black actors out there who could be James Bond, and there's no reason why you cannot have a black James Bond."