David Hayter Addresses Keifer Sutherland Stealing His Solid Snake Role

The voice of Solid Snake will be different in the new Konami game. The original man behind the voice of Snake, David Hayter, addresses the casting of Keifer Sutherland in Metal Gear Solid 5, in this exclusive interview from Video Games Live at San Diego Comic Con 2013.

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allformats1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

He didn't steal anything. It was Kojima's decision. Furthermore, Hayter, Kojima and Co. seems to be playing games with us.

I have a feeling we may yet hear his voice in MGS5.

assdan1702d ago

I agree, I feel like Hayter is making a really big fiasco about it. I think he's going to continue being solid snake and sutherland will be naked snake. It would be confusing having Hayter as both roles.

Mounce1702d ago

That's not the problem. Whoever the idiot is who made the video doesn't know the fucking difference between SOLID SNAKE AND BIG BOSS.

Keifer is BIG BOSS! Not Solid fucking Snake >_> There's absolutely no evidence of whether or not Keifer will voice anything revolving around Solid Snake.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1694d ago

Did I miss the part where David said "steal"? The title makes it sound like David outright dissed Keifer without warning, on the contrary he praised his acting abilities and was only answering a question... SMH.

<3 David Hayter, you'll always be my Big Boss/Solid Snake

gamerlive1702d ago

I don't like Kiefer's voice for Solid Snake.

ANIALATOR1361702d ago

Big Boss you mean. and I don't like Keifer as Snake but it won't stop me buying the game

ForgottenProphecy1702d ago

That's how I feel about the game.

Ratty1702d ago

Me neither but then again he isn't voicing Solid Snake.

Mr_Nuts1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

Same, he was basicaly Jack Bauer in the game...not Big Boss. Thats the problems with Hollywood actors in games you think of them more to the character they've played the most on a TV show or Movie then the actual character. Thats why I liked David Hayter...he is Snake.

Even if they replaced him with a no name actor or even Richard Doyle I would be fine with this but they didn't.

It was like Kojima thought

"Oh getting Kiefer Sutherland will defiantly help me boost myself in the Hollywood scene....oh but David Hayter will be devastated.....oh well...f*** him"

Not even a simple call to David...the guy who has played the character for 15 years.

Joe9131702d ago

This is why I disagree first off if you see JackB when you hear snake in MGSV something is wrong with you maybe you shouldn’t play games anymore if you can't think past a voice to get into a game second I think it’s all bs or Hayter is the biggest puss in the world how has he not talked to Kojima you telling me he this vocal on twitter and in these interviews if he feel he got fired or someone stole his job but he hasn’t confronted Kojima yet I don’t believe that I think if he was going to talk all this crap in public he would have at least called Kojima and gave him a piece of his mind. But if this is not a joke then he might have got himself fired from any future MGS games if Kojima was going to save him for Solid lol but like I said before I think he will return for MGSVI or a MG remake. And for all the ppl that said it don’t make sense why didn’t he use Doyle again that’s because he didn’t want old Big Boss just an older than Hayter Big Boss and I said this before when MGSIV came out Hayter said doing the old Snake messed his throat up so getting him to do an older Big Boss could ruin any chances of him coming back as Solid then ppl really would cry.

Mr_Nuts1702d ago



I love it with die hard Kojima fans get p*****'s funny :)

The people who think he can't do no wrong when he has

Septic1702d ago

I don't like Hayer's voice. I was playing MGS3 over the weekend and he just sounded silly. My brother just kept on laughing at his voice acting.

Harkins17211702d ago

So 2 people define a fanbase.....? Congratz.

Septic1702d ago

Where did I say anything to that effect??

I just said I don't like his voice acting. Calm down.

Darrius Cole1702d ago

Not Solid Snake, Naked Snake, more commonly referred to as Big Boss as others have pointed out.

I don't think this means that Hayter is out as Solid Snake. Kojima may have just wanted greater differentiation between Naked and Solid.

Mounce1702d ago

I'm rating you down for not even knowing the difference from Big Boss and Solid Snake too....

Too many New People showing interest in the series ever since the bloody fucking e3 2013 Trailer....and 90% of these New people with newfound interest are completely ignorant of the series and don't even do research in the slightest....

The series has been around for a lonnnnng time now, I find it hard to believe that even if someone hasn't played each game, they at least know that there's more than one character. It's like COD fans likely playing every single COD game and thinking you play the exact same person even with the year-differences of WW2 and Modern Warfare (You play as an old man, shhh)

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Becuzisaid1702d ago

It'll be distracting to hear Jack Bauer as Big Boss, but the game is going to be awesome regardless.

zeroskie1702d ago

I get the feeling that Hayter, Kojima and co. are playing the long troll.

Einhert1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

Have to agree with gamerlive, kiefer sounds really generic american to me with his voice acting.

David hayter had a certain charm to his voice.

Still buying the game either way

Donnieboi1702d ago

Generic American? Who else sounds like Kiefer? Nobody. Even if u don't want him for Snake, fine. But his voice is far from generic sounding. Is "24" your only impression of America?

Einhert1702d ago

he sounds the same as jack bauer which is a put on gravelly american voice.

So yeah he sounds generic and seems to completely lack any sort of range.

karl1702d ago

I think he did a terrific job for the trailers... everyone hates him just cuz hss jack bauer i have never watched 24 and didnt have a problem with his voice

mgszelda11702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

@karl your basing his voice on two lines of dialogue? We haven't heard him speak enough. My biggest concern is if Kiefer is going to b part of the series from now on how much budget will go to him so he is happy

karl1702d ago

Your argument is ok but it goes both ways... many are already disliking him for the same few lines in the trailer...

although those few lines were good enough for me.. lets hope its better in the final version of the game

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