February 11, 2006 06:15:25 GMT
Oldman looks unlikely to reprise his role as Sirius Black in the next Harry Potter offering, after reports he has been mysteriously axed from the wiza
Gary Oldman, the actor played the role of Sirius Black in the previous Harry Potter films, seemingly won't star in the film's forthcoming projects. It is reported that he has been mysteriously axed from the wizard franchise.
Despite the fact that "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" has begun filming, Oldman has yet to be signed for the third term.
"You will be shocked to learn there are no plans for Gary to appear in the film. To say we are puzzled is an understatement at the very least! We are left with no choice but to pursue other employment for him." The actor's manager, Douglas Urbanski said.
On the other way around, spokeswoman for production company Warner Brothers, Vanessa Davis, confirms no deal has been reached, but insists there is still time to resolve the confusion, saying "With any film the priority is confirming the cast who will be on the set from the outset."