Star Wars' Oscar Isaac Attached To Star In Metal Gear Solid Movie

The actor, who played Poe Dameron, is set to be Solid Snake in Sony's Metal Gear Solid movie

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Oscar Isaac, best-known for his role as Poe Dameron in the latest Star Wars trilogy, has been tapped to play Solid Snake in Sony's Metal Gear Solid movie adaptation, Deadline reports. Funnily enough, Issac jokingly cast himself as Solid Snake back in March 2019 during the press tour for J. C. Chandor’s action-adventure film Triple Frontier.

The movie is being helmed by Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who gave an update on the over six-year-long project in July 2020. Derek Connolly, co-writer of the latest Jurassic World trilogy, is penning the script. Avi Arad, one of the producers of the critically acclaimed animated superhero movie Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, is producing. Sony Pictures is overseeing the entire project, while Peter Kang severing as the executive.

Vogt-Roberts confirmed the report later on December 4 with a picture of Isaac along with several emojis that should be familiar to the series' fans. He also retweeted several other posts that mentioned Isaac playing Snake.

Isaac has a very prolific filmography, having acted in everything from Drive to Inside Llewyn Davis prior to Star Wars. Last year, he flexed his action muscles with a major role in Triple Frontier alongside Ben Affleck and fellow Star Wars actor Pedro Pascal.

A production start date for the Metal Gear Solid movie is unknown at the moment, but the project is a high priority for Sony Pictures, according to Deadline. A potential reason why a start date hasn't been nailed down is because of Issac's busy schedule. The pandemic is also unlikely to help matters.

Issac is already slated to appear in three films next year: Denis Villeneuve's highly anticipated sci-fi epic Dune (which hits HBO Max and enters theatres simultaneously), Brian Petsos' dark comedy directorial debut Big Gold Brick, and Paul Schrader's crime drama The Card Counter.

Next to these films, Issac has booked himself up with television projects, too. This includes HBO's Scenes From A Marriage with Jessica Chastain and the titular role in Marvel's Moon Knight for Disney+. He will also star in and produce The Great Machine, an adaptation of the comic Ex Machina, and appear in Barry Levinson's Francis And The Godfather with Jake Gyllenhaal.

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He said "Solid Snake".......hehehehehehe.

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I'm going to get roasted for saying this, but I think Andrew Lincoln could pull it off. Just my opinion.

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I can see him pulling that off.

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@elizabethuae86: Are there sandwiches? I won't go anywhere unless they serve sandwiches.

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Amazing actor, but he is a bit of a shrimp. Then again, there is Tom Cruise playing superhero for all these decades and he too is a shrimp. I guess it could work.

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@ahpuck: Yes, but he does his own stunts and that sets him apart from others. I do not care about his religious alignment but I admire him for the work he does on screen. However he be no Snake (Sorry Tom).

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This definitely should have been cast with Kurt Russel playing Snake and written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga who did Maniac.

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@game7473: Kurt is definitely has the look but I think he will turn it down pertaining to his age.

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@game7473: Kurt Russell is a fossil, man. Get with the times.

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@sausage_n_eggs said:

@game7473: Kurt Russell is a fossil, man. Get with the times.

No, he is not an fossil as man can push themselves to do amazing things, but he might turn it down for health reasons. If Arnold, Stallone can still push movies we are in the times.

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Seems like a SOLID choice...

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hopefully he sounds close to david hayter (the original solid/naked/old snake voice actor).

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He was the only good thing about the new star wars trilogy.

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excellent choise if you ask me!! And Im not talking Stat Wars Oscar Isaac, you can delete that one from his filmography if you like and I would still like him for the role, his a superb actor (A most Violent Year, Show me a hero).

Sooooooo happy to hear this!!

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I will give this a chance. A lot of my friends online seem to love this. If this hits home streaming simultaneously as the theater (personally love that HBO Max is doing that) then I'll watch it.

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Redic. Good actor, but bad casting.......Hollywood, Hollywood.

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I think it is a miscast, but I been wrong before...

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Just get Kurt Russel to reprise the role of Snake Pliskin who this character is based on anyway.

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@gatsbythepig: Kurt Russell is currently 69 years old. He might be able to play Dying Snake at the end of MGS4, but that’s the franchise-ending movie, not the franchise starter.

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@zmanbarzel: "He might be able to play Dying Snake at the end of MGS4"

No... The actor needs to play a lot of characters... because "the clone thing"...

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@zmanbarzel: Exactly, Rusell would have been perfect for this role, but it's too late for that.

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@gatsbythepig: Kurt Russel “Snake” would have been epic to play this role in the 80-90s !!

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@margaretunw79: I feel so lucky. I never get invited to anything... and judging by your picture, you have a really nice armpit.

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@gatsbythepig said:

@margaretunw79: I feel so lucky. I never get invited to anything... and judging by your picture, you have a really nice armpit.

#metoo, i cant wait to get my personal data to be stolen by some russian or chinese hacker, seriousely gamespot is there nothing you can do against this kind of scam / scum?

i'm far that you can call a bigot but you have many young readers visiting your site daily, some of these fake ads are even more explicit. i see one proposing to watch some buxxom chick to mast*rbate front of her webcam...

i've had signaling this kind of trash often the last two weeks, this just have to stop.

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At least Hayden Christensen could act in prequels. The sequels mostly had poor actors, but those were overshadowed by bigger problems.

His character in SW wasn't obnoxious though, I can give him that.

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No way where they ever going to make a movie that’s anywhere near the spirit and character of the games. Now with Isaac onboard it’s guaranteed to be a train wreck.

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@Slayer70: What works in a game don't necessarily work in a movie. Also, who wants a brick-by-brick recreation of the video game to live-action? Kojima's vision of it was gold but I think the movie should be inspired by the game, not mimic it. This should be a blend of 1995's The Rock, Mission Impossible and the Transformers movie, mix in some of the philosophical themes from the game.

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@Slayer70: The movie can't POSSIBLY work, because when I think of Metal Gear, I think of the time I tried to play MGS4 before work, loaded a save file, opened a door, got into an hour long cutscene, had to save and go to work. Came home, loaded up my game right after that cutscene, walked down a hallway, climbed a ladder, and got a TWO HOUR LONG CUTSCENE.

The movie's gonna have to fit in all the action and tension of a MGS game, but will they have time to ask the audience if Love can Bloom on the Battlefield? Or let us know that the Inuit word for Wolf is "Keglunec?" Or let us hold the Left Trigger to change the movie's perspective and leer at the hot female enemy's butt???

Then again, they COULD sell popcorn in little Cardboard Boxes labeled "The Orange." Maybe this movie will work...

Until then, I am going to rewatch "Steamed Hams but it's Metal Gear Solid" on the youtube.

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Honestly, he is a very good actor but he is not Snake.

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It's very likely going to be terrible like the vast majority of video game movies. That said, he's not a bad choice.

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*shows a picture of a character who isn't Snake*

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