The talks about Sam Heughan being suited to be the next James Bond aren't new. When a journalist broached the subject online recently, the “Outlander” actor responded, which led to a hilarious exchange between the two.

MTV correspondent Josh Horowitz was excited after Robert Pattinson's casting in a Christopher Nolan movie and the announcement of the “Bill & Ted 3” movie. In a message on Twitter, the journalist said that such good news come in threes. He predicted the next big news to be Heughan or Tom Hiddleston being cast as the next James Bond.

Heughan responded to the message but in his own unique way. The actor joked about getting a phone call about “Bond,” but it was a different kind of bond he was referring to. The “Outlander” star jokingly said that he was in jail and in need of Horowitz’s help in order to pay the bond money.

“I keep telling you, when they say ‘no shirt, no shoes, no service,’ they mean it! On my way,” Horowitz replied.

Heughan may not be in the race to be the next James Bond just yet, but the funny exchange on Twitter for the fans. Some fans got really excited about the possibility for a short while, before the “Outlander” star revealed his Bond joke.

Heughan too appears to be a big fan of the “Bill & Ted” franchise. The actor retweeted the video about the announcement of the third installment. The time-travelling adventure franchise started in 1989 with a story of two friends Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves). The sequel was released in 1991.

Now, after a gap of nearly three decades, the third installment of “Bill & Ted” has been announced. Winter and Reeves will be reprising their respective roles in the film. The two actors made the announcement online and thanked the fans for making it possible.

Meanwhile, Heughan will be busy in the next few months filming “Outlander” Season 5. He will be reprising his role as Jamie Fraser on the show.

sam-heughan Sam Heughan jokes about becoming the next James Bond. In Picture: Sam Heughan attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil