Confirmed in the official reveal (though it has been leaked and rumored throughout the last week) is the starring role of Giancarlo Esposito, known for his intense acting in The Mandalorian and Breaking Bad, as the game’s antagonist Antón Castillo.
Castillo is the dictator of the island of Yara, a country with heavy Cuban influences, including stylish Cadillac cars from before the US trade embargo halted exports to the Caribbean island nation. This unique economic situation means the timeline of the game is ambiguous, as the architecture and vehicles could be from any time in the past 60 years.
Also confirmed to be starring in Far Cry 6 is Anthony Gonzalez, the voice of Miguel in Pixar’s film Coco, who plays Diego the son of Castillo whom is being prepared to take over from his father in the family business of ‘being an evil dictator’. Not sure about his parenting techniques above, but there’s a small interview with Esposito about taking on his maniacal role below.
“And when I heard of this particular character, in the beginning, I really thought, “Oh, a little island nation, a little African island nation that could be Latin America, that’d be a way to differentiate this character from anything I’ve played before.”
“The writer allowed me to know that he was a huge fan of Breaking Bad, which would be more worrisome if he wasn’t because I didn’t want to play Gus Fring again”, explained Esposito.
“I think you’re going to be seeing a lot of Anton, you’re seeing a lot of Diego and I think where it becomes really interesting is throwing Danny’s perspective into the mix,” he concluded.