Metal Gear Solid 5: Kiefer Sutherland discusses voicing Snake

24 star describes the recording process as "unbelievable," says it won't be long until films are made using video game techniques.

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Megaton1715d ago

Oh yeah, I forgot this was a thing. Kojima changing Snake's VA.

-Foxtrot1715d ago

You try so hard to forget it then BAM, it hits you in the face unexpectedly

God he sucks at voicing Snake so bad

He just calls him..."The character"

sinspirit1715d ago

I understand liking Hayter more, but, Sutherland is not a bad voice actor whatsoever and he is a much better physical actor for the facial animations.

Snake is what Kojima makes him and he didn't want him to have the same voice for every age and emotion. Naked Snake is old and his voice has changed. This game is supposed to be more emotional and Kiefer is far more experienced for acting for the animations. You like Hayter more personally but don't pretend Kiefer isn't good at what he does, otherwise he wouldn't have so much credibility and wouldn't have been chosen for this position by the one who envisioned the franchise in the first place.

-Foxtrot1715d ago (Edited 1715d ago )

He is bad, come on...he just sounds like himself voicing the character.

It's Jack Bauer not Snake

Lord_Sloth1715d ago


Watch the horrid attempt at adapting Dragon's of Autumn Twilight into a movie. He did some VA work in that.

FoxHound_1715d ago

I think Kiefer is a good middle ground between Hayter's Big Boss and Doyle's Big Boss. I still think more of Kiefer's Big Boss needs to be heard before an appropriate judgement overall can be made. I personally enjoyed him in the Red Band trailer.

Kyosuke_Sanada1715d ago (Edited 1715d ago )

Like I said before if it was really about facial animations why does the Japanese version have the same voice actor. Akio doesn't look the same as Big Boss yet he is still being used.

Potnoodle9991715d ago

Very well said @sinspirit I used to have a problem with it, but I'm used to the idea now and am actually excited to see what he does with the role.
I think people including myself grew attached to hayters voice as being a part of snake (even though this is big boss) but kojima made snake everything he ever was and will be, people should have a lot more faith in this decision.

ZombieKiller1715d ago (Edited 1715d ago )

I still don't agree with the change but honestly, it's been a while since my last Metal Gear experience (I'm trying to build the hype even higher) and I have to say, I'm starting to get adjusted to it. I say give him a chance.

Maybe this will open the doors for Kojima and Avi Arad to make a Metal Gear movie and make it good. Who knows? Half the reason these gaming movies suck is because the producer and director don't know or like the game. Sinspirit: I have accepted what you said in "Snake is what Kojima makes him"

You are too correct... and Kojima has not steered me wrong before. I am thinking this is one big Kojima joke where Hayter will be Snake in TPP. Remember MGS2 and the Raiden mix up? Seems all too familiar...

Tainted Gene1715d ago (Edited 1715d ago )

What Kyosuke_Sanada said. F---ing well said. I still don't get how SO MANY ppl don't realize this

CrossingEden1715d ago
FFS stop being so overly negative about every little thing. We've barely heard the performance and so far I prefer Sutherland over David Hayter's cartoony and overly raspy voice.

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teknx1715d ago

I'm still holding out for this being a Kojima troll. But the GZ demo had no mention of Hayter, so chances are grim.

-Foxtrot1715d ago (Edited 1715d ago )

Well it's either one or the other

Kojima is the biggest troll ever and we'll laugh at ourselfs in years to come


Kojima is a massive douche who has lost his god damn mind.

After the the Ground Zeroes debate lately I think it's the latter

Imalwaysright1715d ago

Massive douche because he decided to change the voice actor of the character he created?

-Foxtrot1715d ago (Edited 1715d ago )

That and the fact he treated him like crap...not even a phone call to say he wasn't coming back. You know after 15 years

The fact he obviously cut the intro to a full on game to try and sell separately

Oh and don't forget the price for only being 2 hours

I'm sorry has everyone just forget all this in like a few days....jeez


There's that line again "wait till it comes out" do realize they have released a crap load of stuff for the game to pass judgment.

moujahed1715d ago

Sound a little butthurt there. You earlier post on this topic seemed logical now it's beginning to seem as if you have something against Hideo Kojima. David Hayter made for a great Snake yet if some other dude was selected then you all will be petitioning for him to return. Hideo Kojima now has a professional actor... Sad thing is you all won't even wait till the game is released to pass judgement. You all act as if he chose Ben Afleck or something.

Joe9131715d ago

Dude a duoche for not callIng after he was snake for 15 years lol. That's business I have seen ppl get tossed out a company that they worked at for 20 years. When it comes to business ppl do what they feel is better.

Imalwaysright1715d ago

You make it sound as if Kojima owes something to Hayter. Almost as if Hayter was doing him a favor by voicing the character. That is just ridiculous.

Kojima has more than earned the right to choose who he wants to voice a character from the franchise he created more than 25 years ago and he certainly doesn't have to explain himself to Hayter.

Pozzle1715d ago (Edited 1715d ago )

"Dude a duoche for not callIng after he was snake for 15 years lol. That's business I have seen ppl get tossed out a company that they worked at for 20 years. When it comes to business ppl do what they feel is better."

That doesn't contradict his point though. It's still a douchey thing to do, regardless of what business is doing it.

Yes, Snake is Kojima's creation and he can do whatever he wants with the character. But based on what we know, Hayter genuinely thought he was still working as Snake's VA. So a simple "sorry, you're not voicing Snake this time around" would have been the decent thing to do. I mean, it doesn't hurt to be polite to a guy who's helped bring your character to life. I'd be thankful to him, not ignoring him and refusing to let him know wtf is going on.

LastDance1715d ago (Edited 1715d ago )

Imalwaysright - When they remade MGS1 for Gamecube David Hayter sacrificed half his salary to pay for the other voice actors to re do all the voice work.

Kojima is nothing without the people around him, including Hayter.

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robothouserock1715d ago

Everyone remembers MGS2, when we played that badass tanker mission, thinking we were Snake for the long haul and then BOOM... who the hell is this blonde dude??

OrangePowerz1715d ago

Not really a new technique, but than again he has no idea about games so for him it must seem like Sci Fi.

Movies that use CGI characters use this already anyway. For any movie that uses real actors it's useless.

Rodney251715d ago

screw kojima hard for this crap

Zefros1715d ago (Edited 1715d ago )

I still think Hayter is Solid Snake and Keifer is Bigboss/Naked snake.

sobekflakmonkey1715d ago

I'm assuming you're talking about the story of the game, that would be pretty cool, but I dunno, I don't think that's gonna happen, I'm okay with Keifer though, I'm sure he'll do fine.

Zefros1715d ago (Edited 1715d ago )

Agreed,but i think it's also weird that hayter would play 2 roles, because Bigboss is now in his 40s and his voice will have to change, thats why i think keifer is the perfect guy for it, and Hayter will give us Solid Snake, but if he will be in MGS5 is another question, i don't think so, maybe Solid snake will be there as a kid? This might be the game where at the end we see the cloning project.

moujahed1715d ago

Well said, I am sure with everyone making a big stink of this. Whenever Solid Snake makes his return I am sure David Hayter will be asked... Now will he accept is the question.

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