Why Kiefer Sutherland as Snake in Metal Gear Solid V is a solid choice

As consumers of media we often become attached to certain characters and the actors who portray them. Such is the case with the Metal Gear franchise’s main character, Snake. Since his vocal debut in 1998′s Metal Gear Solid, Snake has always been voiced by actor David Hayter. Over the years his growly voice has become synonymous with the character. For most, David Hayter is Snake and vice versa.

It came as a massive surprise, then, when Konami announced that David Hayter would not be returning to voice Snake in Metal Gear Solid V, and the veteran actor Kiefer Sutherland would be taking over the role. Naturally there was a lot of uproar among the community. Despite the backlash, I believe the decision to cast Sutherland as the lead makes sense and can be considered a smart move for Kojima Productions.

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BelkingOfSony1422d ago

david hayter = snake

kiefer sutherland = fake snake

One_Eyed_Wizard1422d ago

That would be lame, IMO. And Sutherland apparently also voices Solid Snake in the Déjà Vu mission so there goes your theory.

shaft01401422d ago

Keifer Sutherland = Jack Bauer

Tetsujin1422d ago

As I pointed out in another article, the ultimate troll attempt from Kojima:

Kiefer talks, clears his throat, then David Hayter takes over.

Meltic1422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

nobody can beat David hayter

Snookies121422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

Well of course not, he's the original outside of Japan and always will be Snake to me. Still, I think Sutherland does a pretty good job, considering the shoes he has to fill for the role.

daboosa1422d ago

I think its quite obvious there is going to be 2 solid snakes in the next game!!!"
1 x hayter / 1 x kiefer
Dont know wether they will be twins or clones but it would explain all the info trailer screen shots. Also it would explain why big boss was killed in the original and alive the end of 4!!

daboosa1422d ago

Also the trailer where you are crawling following the man with a bandaged face. The man with the bandaged face has kiefer voice watch it if you dont believe me!

xX-StolenSoul-Xx1422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

Two solid snakes?? uhm... don't you mean two Naked Snakes/Big Boss? Solid Snake is a clone of Naked Snake. Hayter confirmed he's not in this game.

daboosa1422d ago

He would lie for a big story surprise!!!!

Irishguy951422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

Grey Fox impersonating Big boss while Big boss heals.

The guy with the bandages is grey fox.

Why? Grey fox hasn't been shown yet. Grey Fox was a MAJOR player for Big boss around this time in the timeline. Grey Fox is big bosses most trusted Operative. And grey foxes backstory fits the current trailers. As the missions we were shown, were all part of Grey Foxes backstory. Apparently Grey Fox kinda lost it and killed a bunch of innocents during one mission. In the trailer 'Snake' killed a bunch of kids.

Also, Kojima is the ultimate troll. The fact is his massive surprise that he's hiding will be massive. I think Kojima is keeping this hidden for the sake of the surprised, taking all the hate etc. Not like he hasn't done it before.

Oh also, Grey Fox was supposed to be just as good a fighter as Solid snake
Edit -

Oh...well. More 'evidence' than I assumed, about a third of the vid is a bit out there, but the other stuff is pretty solid.

daboosa1422d ago

That seems plausable to me. So kiefer is grey fox? Its defo his voice as the bandaged man.

Akuma2K1422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )


Good points.....also sounds like the timeline is right around where Grey Fox is soon to be fitted with the ninja cyborg outfit that we saw him wearing in Metal Gear Solid when rescuing Solid Snake rescues Hal Emmerich in the Shadow Moses offices.

Akuma2K1422d ago

When Solid Snake recues Hal Emmerich<

GirlOnFire1422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

Why because he can cry in public easy? David Hayter will be missed. I'm no where near excited for this Metal Gear coming March too...Shame I had 2 MGS names on N4G I changed one because of this game. T~T
MGS4 was amazing I'll play that instead.

curtis921422d ago

You do that. Go play MGS4. All 5 hours of it's actual gameplay. And then complain that GZ is only 5 hours of actual gameplay and then proceed to call it a demo.

GirlOnFire1422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

You must be an Xbox fan guy. If you didn't play Metal Gear 4 feel bad for you. Nevermind I don't, get an PS3 fan guy! ^~^
Enjoy the game! I'll buy it used when its in the drop bin.

RPG12011422d ago

Why tha' Hell did they skip Richard Doyle!?

he was an amazing Big Boss.

TheOneWhoIsTornApart1422d ago (Edited 1422d ago )

He's too old. He is 69 years old.

Eamon1422d ago

Richard Doyle wasn't skipped.

Kojima went straight for Sutherland because he wanted him to voice the English Snake. His own personal preference.

Same reason he kept the Japanese Snake.

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