Star Trek’s Simon Pegg to Play the Role of Headmaster, Phineas Nigellus; New Characters Revealed and More
Hogwarts Legacy release date is approaching faster than ever, and players can expect it to be in their hands by February 10, 2023. We have been receiving information about the game constantly ahead of release. Recently through a showcase we learned more about the sprawling open world, broom flight mechanics and advanced combat that will be seen in the game.
Now some exciting news has popped up, which will surely have all the players celebrating. Hogwarts Legacy has just announced their latest voice actor for the game, and it is none other than Simon Pegg, who is known for his performance in Star Trek and the Mission Impossible Series. Pegg will be playing the role of Phineas Nigellus Black, who is the headmaster of Hogwarts in the game.
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Pegg explained some details about the character through a new video posted with the announcement. He informed the people that Phineas Black has been mentioned earlier in the books, and he was also seen as portrait in Dumbledore’s office. He also called the character the least famous headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Pegg also provided some character traits, calling Phineas a pompous and disinterested headmaster, with some of his dialogues playing in the background. He added saying that this character is not concerned with the education of the students or being a role model to them. The pat on the back for being the headmaster is his only motivating factor.
Lastly we also received a bit of trivia, that stated Phineas was the last Slytherin Headmaster before the appointment of Severus Snape. Players are surely excited to see how Simon Pegg’s performance will elevate their experience while playing Hogwarts Legacy.
Hogwarts Legacy Characters that have been Revealed
Now that we spoke about one of the characters from the upcoming titles, let’s talk about all the characters that we know about already. Through the first trailers we learned about Natsai Onai, who is a transfer student from Africa. Then comes the protagonist in Slytherin student, Sebastian Swallow.
Then we were informed about the protagonist’s mentor, Professor Eleazar Fig. Check out the rest of the characters that have been revealed according to a report by Screenrant below:
- Poppy Sweeting
- Victor Rookwood
- Nearly Headless Nick
- Professor Cuthbert Binns
- Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black
- Professor Matilda Weasley
- Professor Satyavati Shah
- Everett Clopton
- Mahendra Pehlwaan
- The Sorting Hat
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Dudley is moving on from Harry Potter
In other news, Harry Melling, the actor known for playing Harry’s cousin, Dudley, in the movies has recently stated in an interview with Vanity Fair that he is ready to move on from the franchise.
He stated that he is extremely appreciative about the opportunity he was given and is amazed at how relevant the franchise is even years after release. He then added that he is ready to move on and talk about the things he is doing right now.
Editor’s Note: J.K. Rowling, the writer and creator of the Harry Potter franchise, has been accused of transphobia by the LGBTQ+ community. She is not a direct part of the team behind Hogwarts Legacy, but will be earning through the royalties received from the title. IGN India stands in support of trans rights and acknowledge that the personal choice of people regarding their identities are valid.
We are covering Hogwarts Legacy as a gaming publication because we believe it is important to separate the creator’s personal beliefs from the work they produce. Our coverage is based on the features, story and the gameplay of the game that offers Harry Potter fans a chance to relive their childhood. We do not support or endorse the creator’s personal views.