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Submitted by DrTwinkletoes 848d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Actors Who Should Play Solid Snake

Since there’s a Metal Gear Movie coming out it’s time for us to narrow down our wish list. Here's Rant Gaming's Top 5 Actors who should play Solid Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear movie. (Culture, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid)

mafiahajeri  +   848d ago
Is this guy joking? Nathan fillion, Patrick Wilson and Robert jr!!! Jeremy Rennes!? Lol what happened to bale or Hugh Hackman? Lol this is the worst list ever!! If Robert Downey jr was casted people would just think its tropic thunder 2. Most of them are cool actors but no way could they be SNake. This must be a joke Patrick Wilson xD
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Yi-Long  +   848d ago
Scott Adkins....
.... would be cool.
mafiahajeri  +   848d ago
Loved him in undisputed as Boyka I'm not sure though I need to see him in mullet. I'm sure about one th ing though he's a better pick then anyone on that list. Also would prefer a Brit as the pick.

@below um no Bruce Willis would be the better pick for old snake. Jeremy Rennes is a cool actor but just doesn't have the intense look you need with snake. About Robert Downey I'm assuming snake is going to be running around in a jungle with camo and everything he would ALS have to put on a voice that's hy I said tropic thunder 2(looks like you didn't get what I meant) and yea obviously he's associated with iron man and Sherlock Holmes more.

@hellsvacancy almost as absurd as people who wanted The guy from blood diamond Djimon hounsou to play kratos xD didn't know his name was Djimon xD how can a Greek guy be played by a black guy? (yes I know the voice actor is black)
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HammadTheBeast  +   847d ago
He's cool and all, but shouldn't be Snake. I prefer Shia Lebeouf. LOLOLOLOLLOLOL.
knowyourstuff  +   847d ago
lol and this is why stupid people on the internet with no talent are not put in charge of casting for big budget movies.
Lord_Sloth  +   848d ago
Umm...What? Jeremy Renner and Jeff Bridges would be great choices!

Tropic Thunder 2 and no. Robert Downy JR is more associated with Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   848d ago
Yeah especially since Downey Jr. didn't even look like himself in Tropic Thunder. He was dressed up as a black guy until like the last scene.
Campy da Camper  +   847d ago
Actually, Jeff Bridges could seriously pull it off. Good call.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   848d ago
Yaeh the first person I thought of was Hugh Jackman. But I love Christian Bale and would watch anything he's in. I loved Batman. They should get Nolan as the director.
Lord_Sloth  +   848d ago
OH GOD NO! KEEP NOLAN AWAY FROM MY METAL GEAR! He removes everything unrealistic.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   847d ago
Lol that is true. I just loved what Nolan did with Batman and I thought Inception was pretty good movie too. I don't really care who the director is as long as this movie doesn't become a joke like many other video game movies.
ChunkyLover53  +   847d ago
If Bale would do the retarded Batman voice as Snake, I'd probably shoot myself.
finbars75  +   848d ago
What about Michael Fassbender he would be awsome especially where he can actually act or even Sean Bean.I think there are alot of good options for this part but Im not a fan of the editors choices.Just because there big names doesntmean there good for the part.Sometimes even picking an up and comer is really the best way to go.
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Tigerfist  +   848d ago
Not Sean Bean! I don't Solid Snake to die during the first half of the movie.
onyoursistersback  +   848d ago
Gilbert Gottfried can play as snake.
(he has that squinting that snake dose down)
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LAZL0-Panaflex  +   848d ago
Seeing as snake is based out of escape from new york....how about Kurt Russell??
InTheLab  +   847d ago
Maybe old Snake or Kurt Russell during the Big Trouble in Little China Escape from NY years...
Blacktric  +   847d ago
Robert Downey Jr.? Are you kidding me? The guy is a good actor because he usually plays narcisistic a-holes which fits his own real life personality. He will never EVER be able to pull of Solid Snake or any character from a Metal Gear game. EVER. And Nathan Fillion should stick to doing cheap Halo commercials or Break.com videos. Jeremy Renner is barely a half-decent drama actor and Patrick Wilson, although talented, wouldn't be a good fit overall (because of his looks and his previous work). The only "sane" choice in that list is Jeff Bridges.

"Downey would have so much fun with the role you’ll forget how bad video game movies were before this."

Jesus, like that is the point of a Metal Gear movie...

If they are going to choose from known actors, Christian Bale would be a good choice. Although his looks doesn't exactly match Snake's, his acting work and especially his dedication to the characters he plays (The Machinist is the best example of this) is unbelievable. Hugh Jackman has the resemblence but his previous work also doesn't really match to something like a Metal Gear movie.

Edit: Now that someone mentioned him at below, Karl Urban also looks the part.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm...
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ElitaStorm  +   847d ago
Top 1 Actor Who Should Play Solid Snake

1.christian bale
SPARDA_426  +   848d ago
i would choose Christian Bale, or Liam Neeson to play Solid Snake instead of those ridiculous choices.
Hellsvacancy  +   848d ago
Will Smith will get the part
j-blaze  +   848d ago
make it CGI, keep the original design
Pieface08  +   848d ago
Tom cruise would be the best choice period ....
Samus HD  +   848d ago
too short for it!
onyoursistersback  +   848d ago
i read your comment and was like....
"what the hell is this fool talking about, the role is to short???" hahaha.....but now i get it!!!!
i needed that laugh, thanks
Camb31691  +   848d ago
I don't think he is the best choice. But when I played MGS2 for the first time, I thought Cruise would make an awesome snake. I'm sure there is some one better if Hayter doesnt do it. But I would not have a problem with Cruise.
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Blukenpop  +   848d ago
why not David Hayter he almost looks like snake already
DrTwinkletoes  +   848d ago
David Hayter wants to work on the project so there's a chance!
Adva  +   848d ago
Hayter for Voice while some other guy playing the character! lol
ElitaStorm  +   847d ago
David Hayter is to chubby
TheFinalEpisode  +   847d ago
He could always get in shape, casting probably hasn't even begun so there's plenty of time.
Hicken  +   848d ago
Kurt Russel. He's already played Snake. Twice.
thelaughingwiseman  +   848d ago
I would like the guy from lost to play him, Josh Holloway
Slugg3r  +   848d ago
Bale as Solid, Holloway as Liquid (if it was filmatisation of MGS1)
Fairchild Channel F  +   848d ago
They need to cast an unknown actor. Then that actor is Snake, not so-in-so playing Snake.
CaitSith  +   848d ago
I can't see Robert Downey Jr. playing the role. His voice wouldn't fit Solid Snake. My pick would definitely be for Hugh Jackman.
Tzuno  +   848d ago
Old Snake should be played by Chuck Norris. Young Snake Hugh Jackman.
Rampaged Death  +   848d ago
It has to be Hayter. It will be weird hearing another voice coming from Snakes mouth.
snowman2149  +   848d ago
Hugh Jackman for Naked/Solid Snake and Liam Neeson for Big Boss!
Tigerfist  +   848d ago
Jeff Bridges actually doesn't seem that bad as Old Snake.

Karl Urban for young snake peraps?
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   848d ago
Christopher Walken!!
wanieldiik  +   847d ago
now that you mention it, Karl Urban kind of reminds me of David Hayter. Well played, sir.
Tigerfist  +   847d ago
It might seem silly, but he kind of grew on me when I saw him on Doom. Not the best movie arround but the guy seemed to have potencial.
Psycho_Mantis  +   847d ago
Sean Bean as Liquid! No doubt about it. Just watch Goldeneye. Thats reason enough to have him as Liquid! The British accent, blond hair, his attitude. Everything fits. If they dont chose him then theres really something wrong. Because i cant think of anybody eles besides Sean Bean to portray Liquid.
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KMCROC54  +   847d ago
I see Tom Hardy as Snake, Gordon Levitt as Raiden, Tom lee Jones as Revolver Ocelot , Jeff bridges as Big snake, Aaron Paul as Hal Emmerich, Bryan Cranston as Vulcan Raven,Scarlet Johansson as Meryl Silverburgh

These are the actors i see playing key roles in this MGS movie.(jmt)
iMpuTeD  +   847d ago
sean bean would actually be a perfect Liquid Snake he already has the accent and looks like him.
one2thr  +   847d ago
It has to Bale, then jackman, and if we can go back in time then a younger Clint Eastwood would be the best actor to play as Snake... Period
Slugg3r  +   847d ago
Nope. If we could go back in time Kurt Russel would be the perfect Snake, since he kind of already was.
Dead_by_Dawn  +   847d ago
Viggo mortensen or David hayter. David hayter would a perfect snake. Not only does he kinda look like snake, but he does the actual voice. It would be awesome
InTheLab  +   847d ago
Karl Urban looks like Snake...
Sugreev2001  +   847d ago
Christian Bale has said that he's a fan of the series and was the favorite to lead when the movie was in development earlier.Since he already does that gravely voice as Batman,I think he's perfect.
Lord_Sloth  +   847d ago
Bale's Batman voice is atrociously annoying. Oddly enough it's the only reason he got the part of Batman over Cillian Murphy, who's the much better actor in my opinion.

The voice doesn't have to be like Snake's voice in the games. The only things actors need to worry about is acting.

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