Okay, so it isn't David Hayter, but it isn't a bad choice, right?
Konami has confirmed that Kiefer Sutherland will take over the iconic role of Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain .
Hayter has played the part since the franchise's inception in 1998 but now it's Sutherland's turn. The "24" actor with a long list of film and television credits will also perform the facial capture for Snake's face in MGSV. Said series creator Hideo Kojima:
"This time with Metal Gear Solid V, the themes are a little different from previous games in the series. We're taking on some very heavy subjects, such as race and revenge. This makes the tone much darker. As a result, I wanted Snake to have a more subdued performance expressed through subtle facial movements and tone of voice, rather than words."
Kojima added that as the game takes place in 1984, Snake is 49 years old. Therefore, they needed someone who could genuinely pull off the facial and vocal performances of a man in his late 40s. A friend of Kojima's, Hollywood producer Avi Arad, recommended Sutherland and Kojima's reaction was- "Why didn't I think of that?" As for Sutherland, he said that "there's a real personal quality to the character that I've connected to."
Well, maybe he really does fit nicely.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain