Far Cry 7 will star Cillian Murphy, leaker suggests

Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy may play the villain in Far Cry 7.

According to leaker j0nathan – who has successfully leaked Ubisoft details before, including accurate reports of Assassin’s Creed Mirage ahead of release – Cillian Murphy could be following in the footsteps of Better Call Saul’s Michael Mando and Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito by portraying the chief antagonist in the open-world adventure game.

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In a cryptic tweet that was posted to the Gaming Leaks and Rumours subreddit, j0nathan shared a photo of Murphy, dynamite with a 72-hour countdown on it, a crab, and the number “7”.

Alongside the images, j0nathan said, in French: “If nothing changes by then”.

It was back in September 2023 that rumours first began to emerge that Far Cry 7, codenamed Project Blackbird, will feature a “non-linear” story based around the kidnapping of the protagonist’s family that plays out over – and must be completed within – 72 in-game hours, equating to 24 hours in real-time.

Consequently, the number “7” and the 72-hour countdown had fans immediately speculating that j0nathan’s comment pertained to the next instalment of the Far Cry series.

Without formal confirmation – Ubisoft hasn’t even confirmed that Far Cry 7 is on the way, let alone announce the cast – all we can do for now is chalk this up as a rumour, not least because when asked to clarify if Cillian Murphy would star in the game or the lead villain was called Murphy, j0nathan merely responded: “It’s heating up”. So make of that what you will.

Alongside Far Cry 7, Ubisoft is thought to also be developing a standalone Far Cry multiplayer game.


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