Oscar Isaac is officially attached to play Solid Snake in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ action movie Metal Gear Solid, currently in development at Sony Pictures.
The film is based on the 1987 Metal Gear Solid video game franchise, created by Hideo Kojima and published by Konami. Over 56 million copies of games in the franchise have been sold worldwide. The script is written by Derek Connolly (Jurassic World). Avi Arad (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) is producing.
Isaac rose to fame portraying Poe Dameron in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Poe was last seen voiced by Issac in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park that opened this year in Anaheim.
He first expressed his interest in playing Solid Snake during a March 2019 interview. “I’m throwing my hat in for that one.” Vogt-Roberts responded by saying he was “open to the idea.”
The MGS game series is credited for pioneering and popularizing stealth video games. The player often takes control of a special forces operative (Solid Snake), who is assigned the task of finding the superweapon Metal Gear, a walking tank with an ability to launch nuclear weapons. The series is known for cinematic cutscenes.
Fans have been posting for years that Oscar Issac would be good for the role, here’s some fan art of him as the character.
Isaac will next be seen in the much-anticipated reboot of Dune and Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter. He is set to star in HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage opposite Jessica Chastain, followed by playing the title role in Marvel’s Moon Knight for Disney+. He will also star in and produce the adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn’s Ex Machina comic retitled The Great Machine and star in Barry Levinson’s Francis and The Godfather, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.