Rumor: Christian Bale to Play Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid Movie?

christianbale1.jpgApparently, the latest issue of Nuts — a UK publication — has an interview with Christian Bale, where he states that he is in the running to play Solid Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the actual interview, but the movie is supposedly slated for a 2009 release. Personally, I’m hoping this rumor turns out to be true and he does get the role. Equilibrium, American Psycho, The Machinist, Batman Begins, The Prestige: the man certainly has played in some truly memorable roles, so there’s no doubt in my mind that he can pull off the character. The question remains though, can he pull off the mullet? We shall have to see.

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30 Comments on Rumor: Christian Bale to Play Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid Movie?

sinny

On September 12, 2007 at 9:26 pm

this is a good option but for me snake has to be the actor who plays the role of sawyer on lost …hell yeah

Fromps

On September 12, 2007 at 9:30 pm

I still think David Hayter should get the part still, but Bale is a really good choice too, very good choice. I loved him in Equilibrium.

xx-Thor-xx

On September 13, 2007 at 2:59 am

Bale would do a fine job as Snake. If Hayter was a “normal” actor i might give him a bit more weight, but considering i have never seen him in a movie, i cant really see him playing the part… i hope he gets a part in the movie for something though. It just wont be MGS without Hayter.

Aristotle

On September 13, 2007 at 8:52 am

Bale is an often overlooked actor–easily overshadowed by other actors who have starred more than he.

Despite that, he’s a damn nice actor. He’d need a bit of a beard though to play as snake. Otherwise, I don’t doubt his acting capability since he performed marvelously in the movies stated above (Equilibrium was my favorite).

Norbit

On September 13, 2007 at 12:28 pm

Kurt Russell FTW!

ricky

On September 15, 2007 at 10:16 pm

First I was thinking hugh jackman, but he is known as wolverine already. Plus, he doing a spinoff of wolverine in november. Bale will be a great solid snake. There’s been some many people who played batman that he is just tag along now. It will be great for his career.

Joe

On September 24, 2007 at 10:15 am

Bale would be a fantastic choice to play Solid Snake. I’m a big fan of him especialy after seeing him in Equilibrum, Reign of Fire, Batman Begins, and The Prestige. I think he could pull it off nicely.

k.t.

On November 30, 2007 at 4:56 am

bale is a good actor but i just dont know if i can watch the movie and hear solid snake with a different voice. so i’ll just say if bale is snake it may be a good grade( A )movie but if they use hayter it will be an(A+) for sure just my opinion though.

Shahid Hanson

On January 31, 2008 at 10:11 am

in Batman Begins the scene where the Katie Holmes character is getting robbed, and gets rescued by Batman – when Christian Bale said his line, he sounded a lot like David Hayter. By this i think he will be able to play the role as Solid Snake

patrick

On February 5, 2008 at 7:15 pm

it is an indelible fact that whatever Bale acts in will be good

jesse james

On February 12, 2008 at 7:52 pm

No way christian bale is far from looking like solid snake they have nothing in common what a stupid idea, not because hes a good actor that he has all the physical requirement to play in every movie .. u will see, he will make bad movie to… Van damme should play solid snake. Snake body build was based on Van Damme Body building and he know how to fight and make good action movies like this one.. with his hair long like in the time cop and a bandana with sneaking suit i think he could be great…

jesse james

On February 12, 2008 at 7:56 pm

Van Damme or David Hayter 2 i think would be good since he made the voice and he know the caracter very well with all the thing they can do today i think they can make him look like solid snake, i believe he has something in him that we can transform into Solid snake ..

rat

On February 22, 2008 at 9:06 pm

are you people ing crazy bale!!!!!!!!NO NO NO huge jackman

rat

On February 22, 2008 at 9:08 pm

bale should play liquid snake!!!

fghfdh

On May 24, 2008 at 11:48 am

Karl Urban looks,sounds and acts like snake plus hes an unknown fantastic actor.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0881631/

kevin factor

On June 21, 2008 at 4:00 pm

christian bale sould be solid snake :!: :!: :!: because the movies i have almost seen….like take batman beginnning the deep voice under the mask and eqilibrium fighting skills and maybe grow some little bit hair on his chin mustache combine all that as the actor playing as the real solid snake. solid snake has the body like christian bale skinny tight rip muscles just like american pchyo

sykes

On September 21, 2008 at 8:05 pm

i reckon erica bana should play him
he looks hectic in a mullet.
has a beard.
and has a deep voice
and is also more tank than bale.
or sean bean cause he could play either liquid or solid looked mad with a mullet in patriot games.

Arkuma

On September 25, 2008 at 9:09 am

THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN DO SNAKE IS DAVID HAYTER!!! NO ONE ELSE CAN DO SNAKE, SIMPLY BECAUSE OF HIS VOICE. IT JUST SIMPLY WOULD NOT BE METAL GEAR SOLID WITHOUT HAYTER, AND IT WOULD BE AN ABSOLOUTE LET DOWN IF HE WAS NOT CHOSEN AS SNAKE. I KNOW HAYTER DOESN’T REALLY LOOK LIKE SNAKE, AND ISN’T A GOOD ACTOR, BUT HEY, A LITTLE MAKE-UP AND BEARD GROWING WILL MAKE HIM PERFECT, AND THE ONLY REASON SO MANY FANS WANT HAYTER TO DO IT IS ONLY BECAUSE OF THE VOICE. THERE’S JUST NO OTHER PERSON IN THE WORLD WHO COULD DO THE VOICE, AND SIMPLY, NO ONE ELSE WHO CAN DO SNAKE.

Arkuma

On September 25, 2008 at 9:11 am

and this could lead him into being a successful actor. Maybe in 20 years or so fans will say “no no david hayter is the only one for the job.”

bigboss

On October 24, 2008 at 11:23 pm

I think that Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) would be a better Snake.

John

On November 8, 2008 at 9:22 pm

:!: :?: Hugh Jackman fits the part best I agree.Eric dane looks the part too.Tall something van damn and bale are not.They both look like him and could easily pull off snake,jackman and dane that is.But if bale gets the part well I will give him the benefit of my doubt and give him a chance.He can do it.Just pray that the game that most of us have benn following since 1987!Please be a great movie.

progdog

On November 30, 2008 at 9:48 pm

Josh Holloway would be best for the part. He looks and sounds just like snake.. alot more than christian bale, definately more than hugh jackman and eric bana, i mean.. come on.

Scraps

On December 10, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Hugh Jackman – Solid Snake
Christian Bale – Liquid Snake

Texaz89

On December 13, 2008 at 5:24 pm

i agree with scraps….. with the liquid snake role, but the delta force guy from black hawk down the one who goes back out in the end could be snake…. then sean connery could be a big boss

phobs

On May 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm

snake’s voice has to be from hayter in the movie. If it changes into an unaudible voice like the batman, that is not snake at all. However, david hayter isn’t much of an actor. i would nominate hugh jackman to play snake, and christian bale second. (Bale looks nothing like snake, he needs a beard and longer hair) and he just shaved it for the terminator.

Mitch

On June 8, 2009 at 9:56 pm

You got it all wrong, the guy who looks like Solid Snake is Keir O’Donnell (you know the guy off of, Paul Blart: Mall Cop)

shahid quran hanson

On June 16, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I thought I was the only shahid hanson. we do not have a common name,do your thing,live long.

I Think

On June 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm

HUGH JACKMAN IS DA GUY TO PLAY SNAKE.. HES HAS TO BE.. CHRISTIAN BALE WOULD BE GOOD BUT JACKMAN FITS LIKE A GLOVE JUST LOOK AT HIM HE EVEN FRIKIN LUUKS LIKE SNAKE MANNN… COME ON PICK HUGH JACKMAN… BALE CAN GET ANY OTHER ROLE

Danny

On August 29, 2009 at 1:47 pm

People,

How about this…..

Hal “Otacon” Emmerich played by: Keeanu Reeves.
Roy Campbell played by: Anthony Hopkins.
Hal “Otacon” Emmerich played by: Angelina Jolie.
Gray Fox played by: Ray Parker.
Revolver Ocelot played by: Edward furlong.
Meryl Silverburgh played by: Hilary Swank.
Liquid Snake played by: Karl Urban.
Big Boss played by: David Hayter.

and now the star…..
Solid Snake played by: Gerard Butler.

I think this would be a dream cast for the movie.

Greetz from Danny

Meryl

On December 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm

I agree with Big Boss…Hugh Jackman should be snake, he looks exactly like snake and he could work with david hayter on his voice……I can’t stand Bale, he spits everytime he talks and he has the weirdest looking face….he sucked at playing batman. I say hell no to Bale!!!

I’m a huge Metal Gear Fan!!!!