Sebastian Croft distances himself from Hogwarts Legacy

According to the Heartstopper actor, "I know far more now than I did three years ago, and hope to learn far more in the next three."

For most of the 2000s and a part of the 2010s, you couldn't touch J.K. Rowling and the Wizarding World franchise. Then, J.K. Rowling made controversial comments about the transgender community in 2018 and the internet hasn't moved on since.

sebastian croft distances from hogwarts legacy
Hogwarts Legacy has been getting all sorts of negative and positive attention over the past few months.

Because of J.K. Rowling's views, even the series' biggest stars, like Daniel Radcliffe, Ruper Grint, and Emma Watson, as well as Eddie Redmayne, have all spoken out against the author's stance.

Even the upcoming open-world Harry Potter RPG title, Hogwarts Legacy, wanted no part of the internet's beef with J.K. Rowling, albeit it couldn't avoid it since 57-year-old author created the source material.

Now, Sebastian Croft is casting a protective charm over himself and is all but wishing he had a Time-Turner with him.

The Heartstoppers actor recently came under fire after it was revealed that Croft had lent his voice for the protagonist of Hogwarts Legacy. A few days later, the 21-year-old actor came out with a statement voicing his disapproval with the views of J.K. Rowling, saying:

II was cast in this project over 3 years ago, back when all Harry Potter was to me, was the magical world I grew up with. This was long before I was aware of JK Rowling’s views. I believe whole heartedly that trans women are women and trans men are men.

I know far more now than I did 3 years ago, and hope to learn far more in the next 3. I’m really sorry to anyone hurt by this announcement. There is no LGB without the T ❤️

sebastian croft distances from hogwarts legacy
Hogwarts Legacy's character creator won't include gender options.

Despite winning the "Most Anticipated Game" award at last year's The Game Awards, Hogwarts Legacy's road to being sold on Diagon Alley has been as perilous and controversial as Gilderoy Lockhart's supposedly heroic career.

A subreddit went as far as to block anyone who voiced their support for Hogwarts Legacy, a presumably satirical movement that has since gained traction over the internet. But, despite the clashing opinions the internet may have for the upcoming open-world RPG, Hogwarts Legacy continues to sell in droves.

The game is currently one of the best-selling games on the popular digital games distribution platform, Steam, ahead of its February 10 release on the PC even though you'll need the Nimbus 2000 equivalent of gaming setups to run it well.

It will be interesting to see if the controversies will continue to follow Hogwarts Legacy well into its various stages of release.

sebastian croft distances from hogwarts legacy
The success of Hogwarts Legacy could have a positive impact on the future of Harry Potter films.

Speaking of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Discovery is reportedly looking for ways to expand the Wizarding World franchise and revisit the idea of making more movies. Some reports suggest that the possibility of rebooting the entire movie series is high under new management.

Ray Ampoloquio
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