During the red carpet premiere for the upcoming Disney Plus Marvel series, Moon Knight, IGN asked Isaac if there was any movement on the Metal Gear Solid movie. The Metal Gear Solid movie was announced back in 2020 but has not been heard of since.
“We’re searching, we’re searching like Solid Snake,” Isaac said. “We’re climbing through air ducts, we’re looking for the story.”
— IGN (@IGN) March 23, 2022
Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been attached to direct a Metal Gear Solid movie since as far back as 2015. Vogt-Roberts and Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima are close friends, with Vogt-Roberts having appeared in Kojima’s Death Stranding in a cameo. Getting a “Kojima-san version” of the movie is one of Vogt-Roberts’ biggest priorities.
In 2018, during another IGN interview, Oscar Isaac confirmed his interest to play Solid Snake. “Metal Gear Solid, that’s the one… I’m throwing my hat in for that one,” Isaac told IGN while promoting the Netflix film Triple Frontier.
Following the interview, Vogt-Roberts revealed Oscar Isaac was his preferred casting for Solid Snake as well and shared a photoshop of Isaac as the character created by artist BossLogic.
To everyone asking how I feel about Oscar Isaac saying he wants to be Solid Snake.
The full process required to cast an icon hasn’t even started, but..
Ask @Bosslogic where the idea for his brilliant mock up came from.
The ball’s in Oscar’s court. pic.twitter.com/DKM1gw0Oc2
— (((Jordan Vogt-Roberts))) (@VogtRoberts) March 4, 2019
The dream was finally real in 2020 when Isaac was cast as Snake in the Metal Gear Solid movie, but it still appears a ways away. With Isaac telling IGN that the Metal Gear Solid team is still looking for a story, the film still sounds like it’s in development.
There hasn’t been a new Metal Gear Solid game since Kojima left Konami in 2015. Since then, Kojima has started a new video game studio, Kojima Productions, and released their first game Death Stranding. Check out IGN’s review of Death Stranding here.
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Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.