For avid Hogwartians, it’s hard to say goodbye. Even with 2016’s promise of both The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, most of us still crave seeing the original band back together. That’s why it’s super exciting to hear that the fantasy of Harry, Ron, and Hermione getting up to no good some time in the future might not be a pipe dream after all.

Daniel Radcliffe, the man himself, revived these hopes in an interview with Radio Times when he admitted that he was “saying no” to returning to the Harry Potter franchise for now “but leaving room to backtrack in the future.” Considering Radcliffe’s adamant decision after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to distance himself from the Potter world and to pursue his “desire to try as many different things as possible” (as he told a New York audience in 2014), this is a promising start.

The news is not without its conditions, and Radcliffe claims that “it would depend on the script.” In fact, despite enthusiastic reports, he still insisted that “the circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary,” whilst reminding us that “Harrison Ford said that about Han Solo and look what happened there!” Although it didn’t work out so well for Han, we’re sure our bespectacled Boy Who Lived would have better luck.

With the recent release of Swiss Army Man and Now You See Me 2, the sequel to 2013’s film about hustling magicians, Radcliffe’s hands seem pretty full with the practice of dark magic. Nonetheless we continue to hold out hope that he’ll return to the good side sometime soon.