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The literal poster boy for Far Cry 6 is Giancarlo Esposito, the Breaking Bad and Mandaloria­n actor portraying the game’s villain, Antón Castillo. Not that Esposito necessaril­y sees it that way, as he made clear in his dictator-touting Summer Games Show interview with Geoff Keighley. “What’s most important is always what makes an antagonist compelling,” Khavari says. “How do they charm us into believing, right or wrong, that their ideas might have a twisted logic behind them?” In the case of Castillo, apparently, the key is that he’s not just a dictator but also “a father who wants what’s best for his son”. Khavari avoids the v-word when describing the character – it seems Esposito isn’t the only one with sympathy for this particular dictatoria­l devil.

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