MultiVersus leaker claims Gandalf, Harry Potter characters are being delayed indefinitely or cancelled

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The record of leaked and datamined characters in Warner Bros’ platform fighter is sort of massive, with the likes of DC comedian characters, extra Looney Tunes, and some film heroes mentioned to be becoming a member of the struggle sooner or later. Datamining revealed references to Lord of the Rings‘ Gandalf and Harry Potter‘s titular hero, but now it seems they’re being held again. They won’t make it into the game in any respect, actually.

This all comes from a single leaker who goes by “hugeleakeractually,” and whereas their findings have been respected, do keep in mind that none of that is formally confirmed by Warner. Given the character of the setbacks, it possible received’t be. Replying in a big Reddit thread, they mentioned to “blame the Tolkein estate” for pulling Gandalf out. Considering the $2 billion public sale for Tolkein’s game and film rights that occurred earlier this yr, that looks as if a really stable motive.

Removing the boy wizard is a unique story, although. Hugeleakeractually hinted in one other reply that writer J.Ok. Rowling’s transphobic stances are guilty. It would make sense that Warner would wish to keep away from resurfacing any of these controversies by together with her characters. It wouldn’t be the primary time a developer has needed to deal with the problem: Hogwarts Legacy particularly says that Rowling just isn’t concerned with the game in its FAQ. As it stands, these are two very plausible causes as to why these characters and types have but to be introduced for MultiVersus.

Of course, another leaks have been confirmed. Ricky and Morty, from the Adult Swim show of the identical title, have been mentioned to be coming to the game for a while now. They’ll be part of the roster throughout Season 1, bringing with them a stage primarily based on the show’s “Get Schwifty” episode. The first season is anticipated to start out in August, so MultiVersus gamers will be capable of “show us what they got” then.