Despite Christian Bale's appearance in multiple films before Batman Begins , most everyone will agree the latter was his coming-out party. He went from "American Psycho" to playing bad-asses on a routine basis, so of course, his name was mentioned when we heard about the "Metal Gear Solid" film.

At the time, many believed it feasible that Bale might sign on to play the iconic Snake, and some sources even claimed that it was already a done deal. We haven't seen anything official on the subject just yet, but Bale was asked by MTV Mutliplayer if he was going to do the movie. As it turns out, the star actor says he hasn't even been approached. The interview apparently wasn't very long, as it went like this:

"Has he been approached about Metal Gear Solid? 'No,' he said.

Does he play video games? 'Yes,' he said.

What games does he play? 'That,' he said.

…okay, well, thanks for your time, Mr. Bale. Of course, this doesn't really tell us much, besides the fact that he's likely not in the running to play Snake in the film in question. We're also questioning the fact that he has ever played a MGS title, but then again, what would be his motivation to lie? Well, anyway, everyone seems to have an opinion concerning the proper lead actor for this movie, so what's your opinion? Would Bale be a good fit? Or do you have someone else in mind?

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Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Doesn't look like Snake AT ALL

David Hayter on the other hand would be the perfect guy. Meh acting's doable. If he can voice-act, I'm sure he can act(physically)

Again, this guy looks nothing like Snake

I'm sure there are better actors out there

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

there is actually a clip of hayter dressed up as Big Boss at the Spike VGA's. He's not too bad. A couple acting classes would do the trick I think. He's got the voice and that means lots.

Kowhoho
Kowhoho
11 years ago

It would be okay if they used someone other than David Hayter, but put his voice in over the actor's. If they did it right.

Gabriel013
Gabriel013
11 years ago

David Hayter already is a screen actor.

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

liam neeson. Watch him drag around dead frenchmen in Taken and tell me he wouldn't be a great Snake.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

liam neeson is actually a pretty good choice.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

For Old Snake, or English Snake.

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

liam neeson is the man

taken was a damn good movie, and he kicks major ass in it

out of all the other suggestions i've read, he would be a probable choice

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
11 years ago

hey world that would be irish snake.
clint eastwood's voice in gran torino was very close to old snake,its a shame he's 80 odd years old

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

This is a little off topic but do you guys think Snake(Kurt Russel) from ecsape from New York and L.A. had anything to do with snake from MGS? He looked like Snake, talked like Snake and Even acted like Snake from MGS. I wish he wasn't such an old man now lol, He would be PERFECT for an MGS movie. Christan Bale is a Phenominal actor theres no getting around that but he doesn't have that Snake like errr…. Charm lol.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I dunno man but I loved Escape from New York, L.A. I liked just because it had Snake in it, the film itself wasn't as good.

Doosharm
Doosharm
11 years ago

I don't have any evidence to back this up but I remember reading an interview back when MGS first debuted on the PS1 that said Snake Pliskin (escape from NY) was the primary influence for Snake in both appearance and name.

AntDC
AntDC
11 years ago

Yes, Kurt Russell from Escape from New York was inspired for the character of Solid Snake, and IMO Kurt Russell would be the perfect Snake because of this.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Hes an awesome actor but looks nothing like Snake(don't know any actors that actually do)

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

I disagree, i has a convincing look, but in action films he is so horrifically bland as an actor. Which is a shame becuase he is capable of so much more; proven by American Psycho!

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

@LowKey
Escape From L.A. is one of Kojima's favorite movies hense why in MGS2 Snake tells Raiden to call him Pliskin after the character Kurt Russel plays.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

All though Bale's a great actor, and I loved him in the movie "Harsh Times", I think Bale's all wrong for this, especially since he has the same atittude as Anti-Vision's boss.

As for his usual short uppity nose-up-in-the-air snippity one-liners for answers, he could sure could've taken some pointers from the late Henny Youngman.

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

True, the man doesn't look much like Snake, but he would certainly have the acting abilities to portray the ultimate badass on the big screen. Just trusting him to do a true portrayal is another story…


Last edited by 556pineapple on 6/24/2009 10:48:02 PM

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Kurt Russel would be a good choice if he wasn't so damn old. He could be old snake ūüôā

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I think you'd have to find a no-name great- talent actor for Snake. I would prefer that over trying to jam a square peg (big name actor) into a round hole (A complex and fan-loved character).

I don't have anyone in mind, I'd just prefer this path. Metal Gear should NOT be a vehicle for a star.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

My thoughts exactly

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

Holy crap dude!!! You are so right about that one!!!

Look at Superman Returns. No name actor plays an iconic hero and people loved it. They saw the character, not the actor, and that is EXACTLY what a film adaptation of MGS needs!!!

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

I could see Kurt Russel as Big Boss and then later in the movie franchise find an actor who looks like a young Kurt to play Solid Snake.

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

see, thats what i was thinking too. but i dont know of any actors that look like kurt russell, he has a unique look about him and is the only real person in the world that I know of that looks almost identical to snake

jmo_INDY_Repub
jmo_INDY_Repub
11 years ago

Clint Eastwood, perfect choice. or Harrison Ford. i said in a different story on here about a week or two ago that there would be a MGS movie, i called it, and i also asked who would play Snake?

RustEDalex
RustEDalex
11 years ago

Clint would make a great old ocelot

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

I don't think bale would be good at all! He's a big jerk, snake would never fuss over the wrong coffee. (then again I don't think anyone could do snake justice)

jmo_INDY_Repub
jmo_INDY_Repub
11 years ago

Johnny Depp

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

he's to weird to play snake

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'm sure it wasn't Bale's fault but, man why did he have to talk in that silly voice when he was being Batman?

pyrobomber70
pyrobomber70
11 years ago

I like the guy from the Professional.

YesterdysRising
YesterdysRising
11 years ago

Well, I personally can't stand Christian Bale. I don't like his acting at all and I wouldn't even see the MGS movie if he was in it. They need to make it would with David Hayter. Snake will be ruined without the voice.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

@jmo_INDY_Repub
How did you "called it", when it was said a MGS movie has been in the works since 2006 by Kojima himself.

Schmitty
Schmitty
11 years ago

jason statham

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Statham would make a badass Niko Bellic

RockhounD
RockhounD
11 years ago

jean reno or jason stratham might be good. what about eric bana?

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

jean reno is a good actor, but i believe he would be a poor choice for snake

RockhounD
RockhounD
11 years ago

it's true, jean's not the ideal snake for obvious reasons yeah. what if he didn't have the accent? still probably a stretch i guess.

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

yeah maybe.

i'd really love to see reno and takeshi kaneshiro reprise their roles from onimusha 3 and make that into a film

while there is an onimusha movie already in production, i heard it was based off of a different game in the series…. but kaneshiro is playing samanosuke

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

Eric Bana would be a very good choice (and not just cos he's Aussie and I'm Aussie too meaning that I only support Aussie actors) but his past film roles have shown that he can tackle many roles very well.

How about Russel Crowe for that matter? He proved he had the physical strength in Gladiator and the likeable brute role was done very well too. He is one of the best actors in terms of displaying small emotions in characters and the setting (one key scene that comes to mind is from State of Play where he's confident and in charge of the situation, but suddenly runs into the enemy and turns into a nervous wreck attempting to compose himself and remain professional and friendly to avoid being sprung)

Any other good actos for the role of Snake come to mind?

ArnoldK PSXE
ArnoldK PSXE
11 years ago

Just get Hayter to do it. Have him gain 30lbs and that's it.

Please no Christian Bale. The guy makes a shitty Batman (even though the movies are still great), imo, and his gruffy Batman voice is awful. Plus he's a pompous douche.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I agree 100% But I think that they should get some nobody actir and make him snake (I'n pretty sure that was said already though)

s360s
s360s
11 years ago

Snoop Dogg would be a good Snake.


Last edited by s360s on 6/25/2009 2:06:39 AM

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Pleas tell me your joking? Snoop Dogg is a bad rapper let alone actor(he had one good song)

s360s
s360s
11 years ago

Of course I was joking.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

Thank God!

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

Robert downey jr for young snake
bruce willis old snake

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

The guy who voices him should play him. There's a scene in MGS4 where he says 'I've just come off the set off the movie', and he's dressed as Snake.
Maybe he will play him?

DGo8
DGo8
11 years ago

i think…Daniel Day Lewis as Liquid…..member him in in Gangs Of New York picture that but he obvs was swearing liquids kinda clothing and with crey hair and a grey tash i dunno i think it might be good. As for snake im not 2 sure lol

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

bruce willis for old snake???? no… no no no no no,I'm sorry I would like old snake at least to look like him, Kurt Russell for old snake, I think the timing for this movie Sucks 10 years ago Kurt coulda played snake yet again lol, he's played a Snake twice and I think he would have it down pat. Although I do see where your coming from, get Brucie to grow another moustache slap a mullet wig on him and I could see it. But I think kurt has that look more naturally