Keanu Reeves as Solid Snake?

Sept 13 2007

Christian Bale is "tipped to play Solid Snake" in a forthcoming film version of Metal Gear Solid, according to Nuts, the UK's weekly tits-and-giggles mag. Sound like a good fit? We're convinced of his credentials, but who else could challenge Bale's bid to star as the bandana-wearing operative?

We've drawn up a handful of likely lads, and judged them on the only attributes that matter when assuming the role of Metal Gear's leading man. If you've got different ideas, though, get yourself on the forum and tell us about it...

Christian Bale
You may remember him from...
Batman Begins, Harsh Times, American Psycho

Bale's impressive record of facial topiary (his most recent film 3:10 To Yuma gives good goatee) means he'll have no trouble replicating Solid Snake's trademark stubble.

Husky tones
He might be Welsh-born, but you wouldn't guess from the sandpaper voice he sports as Batman. No doubt Bale's vocal skills would nail Snake's gravelly wordage.

Psycho babble
Anyone playing Solid needs to be able to spout wordy philosphical ponderings, while holding our attention. Bale's turn in American Psycho makes us think he'd be a natural.

Looks good in a cardboard box?
He's already proven that he's up to the challenge of making an established character his own - Batman Begins is probably the best superhero movie ever. We make Bale the odds-on favourite to be starring in an MGS movie soon.


  • linkganon - August 27, 2009 11:03 p.m.

    whoo, first one to comment, forgot to write that down!
  • linkganon - August 27, 2009 11:02 p.m.

    another noticable person to play as solid snake may obiously be the very same man who voice acts him although you may think differently from his looks, personally, i've never seen his picture till now and i have to admit, his looks aren't real right, but he would probabally be the more practical one to have the role. but knowing hollywood, they would dissect snake and this perfect series and turn the movie into the equivlant to a bag of dog crap and give snake's role to neither of these guys, instead going with the worst actors alive as spiderman did when they gave tobey maguire the main role. oh god, somebody kill off spider man from his own movie series already! next question you should ask is if there will be a second mgs movie and who will play raiden? that's the time to give it to anybody since he has a straightforward face, all you need is a wig and you are done with him. this question would only be valid if the first movie is conformed.

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