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Submitted by Stringer 957d ago | opinion piece

8 Actors Perfect To Play Solid Snake

IGN: "With the new MGS movie coming, we make our picks for 8 frontrunners to play the iconic Solid Snake." (Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3, Xbox 360)

j-blaze  +   957d ago
i still don't understand why Kojima want to make this live action instead of CGI movie, making this CGI would be much better
NastyLeftHook0  +   957d ago
there are really talented actors. snake deserves a real artist.
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ShabbaRanks  +   957d ago
Don’t know why anybody would disagree with you lol. CG movies can be so much better at times and did any movie based on a game do good anyway?

Hitman would have been much better in CG and so would the Tomb Raider movies.
Donnieboi  +   957d ago
CG movies tend to cost a whole lot though. But with game graphics looking more and more CG like, they might be able to pull it off at a cheaper cost (I mean, look at MGS V and the next gen Activision game engine...they give Avatar the movie a run for it's money).
omi25p  +   957d ago
Sony films are probably pushing him to do it.
KingPin  +   956d ago
CG movie with david hayter as the voice.

that way we don't have a talented actor trying to do a voice which is going to seem forced.
Sandmano  +   957d ago
Cristian bale, Hugh jackman and and Eric bana are the best picks from that list BUT I would like to see someone not so famous.. I don't want it to be like " oh look its wolverine as snake" or batman or whatever, it needs to be that he gets famous for playing snake.
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BitbyDeath  +   957d ago
I hate Christian Bale with a passion.
His acting always feels the same in every role IMO.
ironfist92  +   957d ago
... you need to watch more of his films. The Fighter. American Psycho. The Machinist.
TopDudeMan  +   957d ago
Yeah, I don't think anyone on that list would be "perfect" for the role. Would be nice to see someone I'd never seen in a big movie do it.
HammadTheBeast  +   957d ago
Nah, a few of the guys from Game of Thrones would be much better than any of those.
Sandmano  +   957d ago
Umm yea I know there's better picks but from THAT list those ate the best.

Also about the article the author keeps on stressing the "aggressive" which never the way I viewed Snake. Snake never came across as aggressive, he always came across as a guy who would avoid conflict at any cost, not aggressive more calculating and calm...
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maniacmayhem  +   957d ago
So basically any white guy with a beard and goatee...
Sandmano  +   957d ago
Look I was thinking that with some of the picks.
Oldman100  +   957d ago
Chris Farley
Snookies12  +   957d ago
If only he were still alive... I miss that dude's comedy so much.
Anthotis  +   957d ago
Should get David Hayter to buff up a bit, and he'd be perfect for the role.

He does a good Solid Snake voice too...
jaredhart  +   957d ago
I guess Kurt Russell is to old now, but his Snake Plissken character inspired Solid Snake.
thebudgetgamer  +   957d ago
Big Boss role needs to be filled.
Snakefist30  +   957d ago
Clint Eastwood can fill the BIG BOSS role!!!
tigertron  +   957d ago
Christian Bale as young snake, Hugh Jackman as Big Boss in his hey day, Kurt Russel as Old Snake and Sean Connery as old Big Boss.
KingKelloggTheWH  +   956d ago
This sounds acceptable!
porkChop  +   957d ago
Out of everyone on that list, I'd say Karl Urban would be the best pick. Bale and Jackman are too well known for the role, and everyone would see it as Batman or Wolverine playing Snake. Urban is a great actor with a ton of charisma. He's got the right look, he can pull of the voice, he can definitely pull off the action, and he hasn't really had an iconic role yet.

Josh Holloway wouldn't be too bad either. He's only really known for Lost, and he's a good actor. I'm not sure how well he could pull off the action and CQC though.
Pintheshadows  +   957d ago
Karl Urban played Judge Dredd. That is pretty damn iconic. I hate to say it but it is arguably more iconic than Solid Snake.
porkChop  +   957d ago
I see you're point. Though Dredd 3D didn't do very well, and there's a lot of doubt currently around a sequel. It was an awesome movie though. And I'd say when people think of Judge Dredd, they think of Stallone. But when I said iconic, I didn't mean the character itself. I meant how Batman is Christian Bale's iconic role. That's the role that everyone knows him for.

Karl Urban hasn't had that kind of role yet.
breakpad  +   957d ago
Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender i think are the best choices..while the first one is the best choice of the second one you can see the calmness and coolness in his eyes which an experienced agent like snake would have...
Heisenburger  +   957d ago
The only issue with Michael is that Snake doesn't go full frontal.

Z501  +   957d ago
Karl Urban is a great pick. My issue is where would you start? (time-line wise) mgs or mgs3
porkChop  +   957d ago
The movie is based on the first game. I think the movie series is planned to progress similar to the games.
segamon  +   957d ago
Clint Eastwood in his younger days would've been the perfect Snake.

google him up.
Pintheshadows  +   957d ago
If someone needs to Google Clint Eastwood they deserve to burn in a very specific ring of hell.
RuleofOne343  +   957d ago
I chose the King Slayer, great actor & down to earth no ego or outstanding salary demands to deal with.
jamz4  +   957d ago
Adrien Brody or Michael Fassbender for me. Jackman is too muscular
-Gespenst-  +   957d ago
Right, so the usual acting oligarchy. How about scoping some new talent? Also I agree with the comment above that this should be a CG film.
Pintheshadows  +   957d ago
I went through this entire list saying 'no'.

For once I agree with J-Blaze. It should be a CG film. Those that disagreed with him must think that videogame to film adaptations are great. None of them are apart from if they are animated.
GamerElite  +   957d ago
J0Scorpionake  +   957d ago
I think that the film shoud be CG too, but an actor to play as Snake, for me, if could not be Hayter then I would love to see Joaquin Phoenix as Snake.
Erimgard  +   957d ago
Kojima already said he's not picking an A-lister. He wants an unknown who can grow into the character.
J0Scorpionake  +   956d ago
I think using an unknown actor is a safer and better approuch, since no one is going to relate Snake with other character. So thats a plus for me, cant wait for a trailer or any more info :)
KaBaW  +   957d ago
I think the guy who played in 'Arrow,' would be a good fit to play Snake.
wenaldy  +   957d ago
Kurt Russel (old Naked Snake)
Ron66  +   957d ago
Sean Connery would be a perfect fit to play as Snake!
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   957d ago
Rhaz al ghu from the batman movies... or maybe... David Hasslehof *_*
ACEMANWISE  +   957d ago
Paul Francis (Tears of the Sun)
Looks close
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UltraNova  +   956d ago
Are you kidding me?? This list is bullshit!

You would be a fool not to believe that the one and the only JUSTIN FRICKIN-BIEBER was actually genetically created to play Snake!
devilhunterx  +   956d ago
sprinterboy  +   956d ago
Josh Holloway, perfect
Oh_Yeah  +   956d ago
Gerard Butler would be the #1 choice if I were picking.

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Saryk  +   956d ago
Josh Holloway my pick!

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