Metal Gear movie director backs Oscar Isaac’s bid to play Snake

The Star Wars actor says he wants to play Big Boss - and the movie's director has already commissioned concept art

Oscar Isaac says he wants to play Solid Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie adaptation. In a recent interview with IGN, the actor, who is best known for his role as fighter pilot Poe Dameron in the current Star Wars trilogy, says he’s “throwing my hat in for that one.”

In an interview ahead of upcoming Netflix film Triple Frontier, Isaac and his co-stars were asked what videogame movies they’d like to star in. Almost without hesitation, the X-Men: Apocalypse actor said he wanted to appear as Snake in the movie adaptation of the series, which currently has Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts attached as director.

What’s more, it looks like Vogt-Roberts is very keen for Isaac to take on the role. In a tweet posted early this morning, the director said that “the fill process required to cast an icon hasn’t even started yet,” but revealed that he’d been in touch with artist BossLogic, who is known for his concept work which imagines famous actors in pop-culture roles.

Vogt-Roberts spoke to BossLogic last year, asking for a concept image of the actor in the role of Snake. While that’s no guarantee, of course, Vogt-Roberts says that when it comes to casting “the ball’s in Oscar’s court.”

We’re likely a long way from an actual release of the movie at this point, and as yet, there’s no other word on casting.

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Thankfully, however, the project doesn’t exist solely in the minds of various Hollywood execs – with a complete (and apparently very Kojima-esque) script and a director on board, there’s a good chance the film will actually come to something.