Simon Pegg Plays ‘Interested Fool’ as ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ Director

The voice actors used for Hogwarts Legacy were revealed by Warner Bros. Games.

Simon Pegg will provide the voice of Hogwarts Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black in the action role-playing game.

“We saw Phineas in the [Harry Potter] books and movies, he was a portrait in Dumbledore’s office but this is a time when he was actively the headmaster,” Pegg explains in a new trailer.

He goes on to describe the character as “pompous, selfless [and] the least popular headmaster in the history of Hogwarts”

“I don’t think he has any interest in being a role model,” Pegg added. “It’s just kinda silly [and] an interested fool”.

Pegg continued, “I’m extremely excited to be part of the Harry Potter universe. I watched all these films and I always expected a role. Virtually every British actor has starred in Wizarding World movies, except me. It feels like something has finally been fixed. »

Joining Pegg will be Heart stroke star Sebastian Croft and Amelia Gething, who provide the voices of Hogwarts Legacy‘s two playable avatars.

Downton AbbeyLesley Nicol voices Deputy Principal Professor Matilda Weasley, while The Human Centipede 2by Kandace Caine and The Mummy Star Sohm Kapila both play Hogwarts teachers.

According to the FAQ, Hogwarts Legacy was not written by Harry Potter author JK Rowling, although it remains true to his “original vision”.

Hogwarts Legacy
Hogwarts Legacy. Credit: Warner Bros. Games

However, many people are ready to boycott the game because of Rowling’s various anti-trans comments.

In 2020, she came under fire for a series of tweets that denounced an article’s use of the phrase “menstruating people”, implying that you can only be classified as a woman if you are menstruating. A few days later, she posted a 3,000-word essay titled JK Rowling writes about her reasons for speaking out on sex and gender issues.

The main actors of Harry Potter (Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson) were among those who condemned her views, Grint saying, “Trans women are women. Trans men are men.

Following the revelation of Hogwarts LegacyChairman of Warner Bros. Games reportedly spoke about the backlash.

“While JK Rowling is the creator of Harry Potter, and we bring this world to life with the power of Portkey, in many places she is also a private citizen,” said David Haddad. “And that means she has the right to express her personal opinion on social media. I may disagree with her and I may disagree with her stance on a range of topics, but I can agree that she is entitled to her opinions.

Hogwarts Legacy Set to launch on February 10 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. A Playstation 4 and Xbox One version will follow on April 4, while Nintendo Switch players will have to wait until July 25.

In other news, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is now available on mobile, thanks to Netflix.

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Simon Pegg Plays ‘Interested Fool’ as ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ Director