In a Reddit AMA, the Better Call Saul and Orphan Black actor was asked if he was still recognised as Vaas. His reply seems to imply that he’ll be recognised more in future:
“Thank you so much! Vaas is my spirit animal – having co-created that character is something that will always be dear to me. I still get recognized as Vaas, and I still feel the outpouring of love for that character – makes me very happy. Who knows… maybe I will reprise the role very soon? :p Thank you for watching xo”
While not a confirmation by any means, the “very soon” in particular is oddly specific language. If Mando was to reprise the Vaas role, it’s not clear what form that would take – as recently as last year, Ubisoft was planning a Far Cry TV show, although that was reported to be an animated Blood Dragon spin-off.
If this was a game-focused role, it leaves us with some interesting possibilities. Famously, Vaas is killed halfway through the course of Far Cry 3, meaning any new role for Mando would likely be in a remake of the game (although this feels unlikely given the current-gen re-release Far Cry 3 got in 2018), or a prequel. That said, Far Cry isn’t exactly afraid to get weird with it when it wants to – undead Vaas, anyone?
We awarded the original Far Cry 3 release a 9/10 review, with a lot of praise centred on the manic, unpredictable performance that created Vaas – in fact we said the game’s “fantastic performances are among the best acting in video games”. We certainly wouldn’t complain about another opportunity to be frightened by Vaas.
We’ve heard nothing about a new Far Cry game since the release of Far Cry: New Dawn but, with Ubisoft planning to release 5 AAA games by early 2021, it feels likely that we’ll see one pop up sooner or later.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News, and he still doesn’t know the definition of insanity. Follow him on Twitter.