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Submitted by Nitrowolf2 891d ago | rumor

MGS5 Rumor – David Hayter To Voice Solid Snake?

Despite Konami and Kojima announcing that Big Boss would be played by 24 actor, Kiefer Sutherland, it seems that David Hayter may indeed reprise his role as David, aka Solid Snake. (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Prcko  +   891d ago
Kiefer Sutherland is confirmed to voice snake so let's stop with all these rumors...
edit: You Learn Something New Every Day :)
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ANIALATOR136  +   891d ago
Big Boss yes but Hayter is still solid snake. I doubt he will be in this game but he will almost certainly be in MGS6
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   891d ago
Been calling this out since the initial confirmation for Southerland. If they intend on keep making Metal Gear games, specially prequels, timelines are bond to cross (which would make 'em no longer just prequels, but also sequels, without being spin-offs... I no longer know how to call it).
Kanzes  +   891d ago
Agree with you, I think MGS6 will be the remake of MG1 and 2, where Solid Snake will face Big Boss. That would be epic with FOX engine
Jayjayff  +   891d ago
Too bad Kojima keep referring to Southerland as being the new Snake*with no adjective to specify which version*, rather than Big Boss. Wishful thinking.
NewMonday  +   891d ago
I called Hayter = Solid long time ago.
Eamon  +   891d ago
So much wishful thinking.

When will you guys just accept that Hideo changed the voice actor of Snake. Finished. Done.

I wish he didn't but we'll have to live with it.
Timesplitter14  +   891d ago
Seriously if MGS5 has a final chapter set in 1987 in Outer Heaven and the final boss is young Solid Snake in the mine field I'm gonna bust a nut
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minimur12  +   891d ago
scuse the language, but piss off with the rumours on David Hayter and his voice. It's so annoying now
PLASTICA-MAN  +   891d ago
You see how Kiefer Sutherland is voicing "Punished Snake" and not Big Boss, if he was Big Boss they would write Big Boss, but there is emphasis on Punished Snake and HE IS NOT BIG BOSS!

Solid Snake will be always voiced by David Hayter (unless kid) and Big Boss always voiced by David Hater or Richard Doyle, Kiefer WILL NEVER SUIT REAL LEGENDS, he can just MIMIC being one with Punished Snake (whose identity will be revealed later whther Grey Fox, decoy Octopus or someone else) just to "let the legend live again" !
christian hour  +   891d ago
I've been thinking along the lines of "Game will span several years, you'll come across David (solid snake) at some point, Hayter will voice him." for a while now, and it's good to see others are thinking along the same lines.

But then I remember that the original japanese voice artist is still playing Big Boss so that just throws everything out the window every damn time :(

I don't want to get my hopes up but a man can dream can't he? :P
TheDivine  +   891d ago
Maybe all this is a show to throw us off? Maybe Kojima doesn't want to spoil the story of Solid being in the game. Maybe its just foresight for the next game when they face off, either way Hayter shouldn't voice multiple characters as much as I like him.

I also don't believe Kojima would shit on Solid Snakes VA. He has to know something.
Eamon  +   890d ago
People seem to be ignorant to the fact the Japanese voice actor of Snake is still voicing him.

So there won't be a Solid Snake at all. Yes, David Hayter was screwed because it appears Hideo Kojima just did not like his voice even thought we all do.

I hated the change as much as everyone else did, but we just need to accept this as fact now and move on.
ZombieKiller  +   885d ago
Kojima might even go as far as making Solid Snake the last boss of the game. If this timeline stretches all the way to Intruded 313 then it would make sense. Then David Hayter WOULD be in this game.

Any true fan at this point, knows not to trust what Kojima says anyway.
Nitrowolf2  +   891d ago
you act like there's only one snake.
There are 4 snakes in total, with two of the 4 originally voiced by David Hayter
Elated_Blackman  +   891d ago
this video is really good and kinda explains the whole hayter and sutherland situation:

basically, if you watch the ground zero trailer, that's naked snake i.e big boss - who is played by hayter. However at the end of ground zero is boss is injured and put in a coma.

in the phantom pain trailer, big boss wakes up and is greeted by 'Ishmael' - who is voiced by sutherland.

the video i posted suggests that the snake in the e3 MGSV trailer on the horse isn't big boss but a body double as he has green eyes and a horn and a different every patch whereas big boss has blue eyes and a different eye patch.

in conclusion hayter will voice bid boss in ground zeros, whilst Sutherland will voice a double in the phantom pain.

note* that metal gear v consists of both ground zeros and the phantom pain.
Nitrowolf2  +   891d ago
this video pretty much debunks that

Gray Fox had his eyes still during this time. No reason for him to have an eye patch even during this age, and the video does show him pulling out a pair of binocs. That video is just wrong overall
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   891d ago
I don't think Punished Snake is Gray Fox, not at all, but also wouldn't rule the Big Boss doppleganger theory and Ishmael may indeed be the new Snake.

Sutherland's voice on Ishmael is really really weird if he's also Snake, and I don't buy the allucination theory for the hospital sequence, because the problem is not Ishmael's voice, but Big Boss's. Listen closely, it doesn't sound like Sutherland was voicing both at that moment at all, only Ishmael.

There's also the eye colors not matching but this and most stuff (eypatch, ponytail binoculars) could be simply work in progress or different design decisions, let's not read so much into it.

But what really grabbed my attention is the fact that this "Punished Snake" character is always being called "Snake" and never "Big Boss"... If you played Peace Walker you know that was the moment that defined Big Boss, that he completelly abandoned the Snake codename when turning his back on his past with US military and decided to live only by his mentor pure ideals (hence the name change), he even says he's doing so to take control of his future... It's just made too much of a big deal in Peace Walker for John to accept being called Snake again after.

And I don't see why it's so unlikelly to have an arm cut off in Metal Gear universe... Seriously, have the debunker ever played MG? They implant arms, rebuild your whole body from scraps, make you a cyborg and if you wait long enough for nanomachines you can't even die... Some will haunt you even after they trully died (Sorrow and Mantis anyone?). Also, if memory serves me right, Big Boss also has both arms in the MSX Metal Gear (which could as well be a plot hole, like losing the Eye to a shot from Ocelot in MGS3 when in MG1 it's stated to have happened from a granade blast in the late 80's).

Also the "what about him" moment, the debunker should know better than trust Kojima... "Oh that's me"... Yeah Kojima, that made sense, you are there in the game, not just the point of view, but actually you are being seen by Miller... Call me paranoid, but Kojima had trolled us so many times it's not even funny anymore... Well, actually it is.

But anyway, the point is we never really know what's goign on in Metal Gear 'till we get to play it and when something smells fishy on a Metal Gear game, more likely than not there's more to it. So I'm not ruling anything out.
THamm  +   891d ago
ELI is Liquid.. DAVID is Solid. I believe both will be in the game. Eli under Big Boss. David under Kaz. Big Boss w/Eli turns bad, Kaz w/David turn good,
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killacal13  +   891d ago
I think it is possible.
Gardenia  +   891d ago
This could all be a trick that Kojima is pulling on us. I can see David Hayter play Solid Snake in the future yes
TrevorPhillips  +   891d ago
Kiefer Sutherland will be playing Big Boss aka Punished Snake and David Hayter will be playing as his son Solid Snake. Also, this game is set 11 years before the original Metal Gear Solid :)
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GdaTyler  +   891d ago
If Solid Snake is in this game I will call bs if David Hayter doesn't voice him. David IS Solid Snake and was the first to voice him. They even have the same first names! :p

Honestly though, David Hayter is the best person to do Solid Snake. If anyone else does Solid Snake it would sound wrong. Fine they can change Big Boss' voice, but Solid Snake's? No.

In the event that they choose someone else, however, I will still play the game.
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When Resident Evil 6 was being announced it had James Earl Jones voicing Sherry Birkin lol so we should take this with a grain of salt although I would like if Hayter Played Solid while Keifer played Big Boss.
LightSamus  +   891d ago
I'd buy that, that could be the funniest thing ever.
mgszelda1  +   891d ago
Anyone else find it odd that the guy in the redband trailer with the beret on does not speak.... !
That guy was Kaz. Theres that seen where Ocelot is torturing Huey by throwing a bucket of water on his face and then you see Kaz wearing a Diamond Dogs beret. His sleeve was dangling since he is missing an arm and also you see his legs under the table and you can see that one of his legs is much skinnier than the other which to me indicates that he has a prosthetic. He looks at least ten years older than when Big Boss rescues him in Afghanistan.
Nitrowolf2  +   891d ago
ah thanks for that, didn't noticed the first time.
Nitrowolf2  +   891d ago
This guy?

That's Roy Campbell and I think he does speak at one point.
Thats not Roy i promise you. Those sun glasses belong to Kaz those are his signature shades. Watch the extended trailer again and you will see in that exact part from the picture you posted.My first comment i explain why it's Kaz.
THamm  +   891d ago
Yeah someone pointed out the fake left leg and missing arm in sleeve. Its Kaz
ZombieKiller  +   885d ago
Has anyone else noticed Kaz is blind too? Thats not Campbell. Not at all. You can tell my his movements and the way he acts that he was stripped of his sight

I bet his want for revenge is what stems this whole thing. I bet its deeper than that, but I bet once you rescue Kaz. When Snake puts on his sunglasses you can really tell if you look closely at his eyes.
goldwyncq  +   891d ago
Snake would be 12 years old during the game, so I don't see how this is even possible unless there's another time skip towards the end.
TrevorPhillips  +   891d ago
Is that little kid Solid Snake, the one in the prison?
Nitrowolf2  +   891d ago
No, that's Chico
Inception  +   891d ago
Agreed. Maybe some dialogue after the credits roll between young Solid Snake and Big Boss about Snake 1st mission in Zanzibar (MG 1).
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THamm  +   891d ago
Eli is Liquid and he's 12 and in the game. David is Solid
GameSpawn  +   891d ago
Just throwing this out there. Solid, Liquid, and Solidus all had their DNA altered with a kill switch in the form of rapid aging. So you never really know what Kojima could do.

Also, there have already been a few inconsistencies in past Metal Gears with the timeline because Kojima changed a few things. Most of the haven't been big enough to really scoff at. The timeline I believe is the MOST canon is the one explained through MGS3, MGS:PW, and MGS4 as they line up very well with each other and also agree with the information given in the MGS4:Database (PSN Download).
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Jnewday2k13  +   891d ago
Guys how could David Hayter voice Solid Snake in this game and he's only 12 years old at the time?
THamm  +   891d ago
Eli is Liquid and he's 12 and in the game. David is Solid
Becauase this game could take place over many years. I keep saying this in other posts but i get no replies and i think it makes sense. In the part where Huey is being tortured in the extended MGSV E3 trailer you see Kaz wearing a Diamond Dogs beret and he looks at the very least ten years older than when he is in Afghanistan getting rescued by Big Boss. That to me proves that this game lead right into the events in Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2 and maybe even playing as Solid Snake later.
Braid  +   891d ago
As far as I know, everybody can edit IMDB lists. I've seen some crazy sh#t on there before.

Besides, Solid would be a kid around that time, and as long as David's perfectly capable of immitating a twelve year old's voice (helium, maybe?) I don't see this happening.

A fast forward is still possible but I really don't know if he'll be playable or voice-acted, although we may see the children of BB for a brief period of time at some point.
josh50187  +   891d ago
omg omg my hype lvl is so fucking high right now ALL ABORAD THE HYYYYYPE TRAIN @jnewday2k13 it could be at the end when solid snake does his first mission and him and big boss have a convo im seriously pumped its endless possibilitys
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Erimgard  +   891d ago
Solid Snake said to be 42 in Guns of the Patriots, which takes place in 2014. Metal Gear Solid V takes place in 1984. That means Solid Snake is 12 years old during Metal Gear Solid V. Why the hell would David Hayter be voicing a 12 year old?
THamm  +   891d ago
Why the hell not, he's getting paid to do it
Erimgard  +   891d ago
Because he's a 44 year old man? How the hell is he going to sound like a 12 year old child?
TardcoreGamer  +   891d ago
Hayter's gonn' Snake?
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HmongAmerican  +   891d ago
watch this video and everything will clear. David Hayter is still going to voice snake in MGS V at some point.
Nitrowolf2  +   891d ago
thats pretty much been dissproven
grayfox is prob in the game, but he's not a double.

At this time, grayfox had both his eyes, and he had his arm/leg. In the ground zero trailer where we see Grayfox in bandages he has no fake body parts.

Don't think he would go so far to have his own leg, arm, cut off and have a piece of degree placed inside his head.
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HmongAmerican  +   891d ago
that video doesn't do much explaining for me. I still take the I provided with a better theory.
goldwyncq  +   891d ago
Just an idea that occurred to me recently: What if the final boss is Solid Snake and the battle is a recreation of Snake's fight with Big Boss at the end of the first Metal gear?
FantasyStar  +   891d ago
Then the term "mind fuck" would be an understatement.
stuntman_mike  +   891d ago
i was actually thinking this when keifer was announced. Hayter can still voice solid, and let keifer do big boss.
Neo-Axl  +   891d ago
Makes sense, would be strange having two characters talk to each other with the same voice!
bigboss90  +   891d ago
im so sick of people who cant tell the difference between solid snake & big boss- solid snake is the son/clone of Big Boss , Big Boss is the Father / creator of his clone,

big boss loses his right and and wears a patch over it
solid Snake does not lose his eye but is given a solid eye system which covers his left eye,

please stop with these mistakes, it kills me to read them all they are two different people, born at wo different times
d4sholil1  +   891d ago
If this is true then it all makes sense. In MGS4, Big Boss to my recollection, did not share the same voice as Solid Snake. Having Hayter voice act both Big Boss and Solid would not sit right. No two people sound exactly the same anyway.
assdan  +   891d ago
Can we please just let the dream die?
ZBlacktt  +   891d ago
In for Hayter, anyone else.... not so much.
KrimsonKody  +   891d ago
(In my Roger voice from American Dad)
GeisT  +   889d ago
Kiefer is a bawss. He was awesome in COD and in 24. Every time I see articles about him doing this role I always remember those awesome quotes from World at War when you won with the Marines. "OUTSTANDING MARINES OUT F*CKING STANDING!"

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