Harry Potter producers have confirmed Gary Oldman will reprise his role as Sirius Black in The Order Of The Phoenix - despite reports to the contrary.
Oldman, who has appeared in the last two movies adapted from JK Rowling's popular children's books, has yet to be signed for a third term - even though filming for Harry Potter And The Order OF The Phoenix has already begun.
But producer David Heyman insists there is plenty of time for Oldman to sign up: "We're not shooting his part for quite a while, and as is always the case, you begin with the parts that are most pressing.
"We have every intention of having Gary Oldman play Sirius Black."
The 47-year-old is currently shooting Zodiac in Los Angeles with Se7en director David Fincher.