March 03, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

Perhaps it was wishful thinking from some die-hard James Bond fans, or maybe Danny Boyle looks really good in a tux. Whatever the reasoning, the rumor that the British Slumdog Millionaire Oscar winner is in line to direct the next Bond movie is not true, EW has learned. “I enjoy the Bond movies, always have and always will, but I have no plans to direct one,” Boyle says via e-mail. “I don’t know who came up with the story, but please tell them I’m very flattered to be thought of!”

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