Calm down Xena fans - Lucy Lawless isn't grabbing her sword and climbing back into her saddle just yet.
The Kiwi actress sparked an outcry after mentioning she could be keen on featuring in another season of the much-loved fantasy-adventure, which ran for six seasons between 1995-2001.
During her appearance at Comic Con for her new show Ash vs. Evil Dead, Lawless told website Den of Geek she was interested in crowdfunding a new season of Xena.
"I've been pitching that, actually," she said. "The fans really do want that, and I've met some people who've crowdfunded some things, and I'm just like, 'Why don't we just do that?'"
Her comments sparked a flurry of comments from Xena's very vocal fanbase across social media.
But, in an interview with the NZ Herald today, the 47-year-old actress said she didn't mean she'd be returning to the title role.
"I didn't say I wanted to be (Xena again) - I said, 'They should reinvigorate it'. I wouldn't do a series because it's just too physically hard," Lawless said.
"As for an action series, I didn't like it the first time. I just did it because I had to," she joked.
Lawless believed Xena's "charmingly rabid fan base" had spun her comments into something she hadn't meant. But she thought it could be fun to do a spin-off show about the character following her time as a warrior princess.
"You could do a spoof comedy... where you see Xena 30 years later, she can't get the corset done up. It could be a comedy adventure."
Lawless later dispelled the Xena reboot rumours, writing to her Twitter followers: "Sorry, friends! news of a #Xena reboot is just a rumour. I'd love it to happen one day but it's still in the wishful thinking stage."
As Xena fans will point out, that could be difficult considering - spoiler alert - she dies at the end of season six.
And Lawless would struggle to fit filming commitments into her schedule, which has seen her appear in high-profile shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Parks and Recreation and Salem, as well as the upcoming horror-comedy Ash vs. Evil Dead, which is being filmed in Auckland now.