Legacy of Hogwarts just under a month from its release on February 10, and Avalanche Software has finally revealed more of the game’s sound. Simon Pegg, known for his papers on Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Deadand later Mission Impossible films, tops the list and is the most popular name in the group.
Pegg plays Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black, who comes from “a long line of Slytherins” and doesn’t care much for the students. His description also states that he is “ill-suited” for the job and aims to do “the least amount of work possible.” There is a picture of him in the films, but, since Legacy of Hogwarts happened in the 1800s, it was when he was active as the head of the school. He is also the great-grandfather of Sirius Black and Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa are his great-grandchildren.
Avalanche released a video of Pegg talking about the role, calling Black “arrogant” and the “least popular headmaster in Hogwarts history” and noting that Black will only take on the role in principally for the prestige attached to it.
“I am very happy to be a part of Harry Potter universe,” said Pegg. “I watch all the movies and always look forward to a role. Almost every British actor has been in the Wizarding World films except me. And so, to get the role of, especially a Black, one of the Black family, that’s a cool thing because Sirius has always been my favorite character in the books. So it feels really good. It’s like something is finally settled.”
While the full cast has not been revealed, most of the other announced roles belong to various professors and students. Sebastian Croft and Amelia Gething will provide two voice options that players can choose for their avatar. Lesley Nicol will play Hogwarts Deputy Headmistress Matilda Weasley. Kandace Caine plays Divination Professor Onai. Sohm Kapila heard Satyavati Shah, the professor of astronomy.
Luke Youngblood, who portrayed Lee Jordan in the films, plays a Ravenclaw student named Everett Clopton. Asif Ali and Adam O’Connor also voice Ravenclaw students Amit Thakkar and Mahendra Pehlwaan, respectively. And finally, Jason Anthony will be both Headless Nick and the Sorting Hat.