Gary Oldman has been axed from the next Harry Potter film.
The actor hasn't signed up to reprise his role as jail-breaker Sirius Black - confirming rumours he has been mysteriously ditched from the wizard movie franchise.
Oldman's manager Douglas Urbanski has confirmed the star will not be in 'The Order of the Phoenix', which has already started shooting.
He told Britain's The Sun newspaper: 'You will be shocked to learn there are no plans for Gary to appear in the film.
'We are left with no choice but to pursue other employment for him.'
Warner Bros. spokeswoman, Vanessa Davis, has confirmed the 47-year-old actor hasn't signed a deal, but insists there is time to resolve the confusion.
She explained: 'With any film the priority is confirming the cast who will be on the set form the outset.'
Oldman's fans are fuming at the news.
One wrote on the Ultimate Gary Oldman website: 'Are they completely MAD???!!! Who could play Sirius better than Gary???!!! NO ONE!!!' Copyright 2006 BANG Media International