×

‘Metal Gear Solid’ Director Says He’s Open to Oscar Isaac Playing Snake

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts says “the ball’s in Oscar’s court” in regards to Oscar Isaac portraying Solid Snake in the upcoming “Metal Gear Solid” film, according to a tweet Sunday.

Isaac, best known for portraying Poe Dameron in “Star Wars,” expressed his interest in playing Solid Snake in the upcoming “Metal Gear Solid” movie during an interview with IGN for Netflix’s Triple Frontier.

“Metal Gear Solid, that’s the one,” Isaac said. “I’m throwing my hat in for that one.”

Isaac was featured in a mockup poster as Snake (below) by BossLogic back in August — a mockup which director Vogt-Roberts suggested he gave BossLogic the idea for in the tweet.

CREDIT: Twitter/@BossLogic

Vogt-Roberts was careful to qualify his tweet with a note that nothing was official and the process to cast talent for the movie hasn’t yet started, but he did express his interest in Isaac for the role.

“…To everyone asking how I feel about Oscar Isaac saying he wants to be Solid Snake,” Vogt-Roberts wrote. “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.”

Vogt-Roberts shared the mockup and a text exchange between himself and BossLogic in which he suggested Isaac as Snake for a mockup.

Popular on Variety

Some text in the exchange between Vogt-Roberts and BossLogic was marked out, and the director also messaged “If I share something else with you ya [sic] promise no one else will see?” which leaves plenty of room for speculation for “Metal Gear Solid” fans regarding what exactly Vogt-Roberts has planned for the upcoming movie.

More Gaming

  • Call of Duty The Campaign

    Watch the First Episode of New Call of Duty League Docuseries 'The Campaign' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Even a new league comes with history. That’s one of the takeaways from the first episode of “The Campaign,” which follows the Chicago Huntsmen in the lead-up to Activision Blizzard’s new franchised Call of Duty League. Variety is debuting the first episode exclusively, which details some of the narrative that follows the Huntsmen (based in [...]

  • Vindex - Imax

    Imax Jumps Into Esports in Exclusive Pact With Startup Vindex

    Hold on to your popcorn: An Imax location near you could soon be beaming live competitive video-game action onto its big screens. Imax has inked a partnership with Vindex (vindex.gg), an esports infrastructure startup formed by Major League Gaming co-founders Mike Sepso and Sundance DiGiovanni, under which Vindex will create esports events and experiences exclusively [...]

  • Corinna Kopf

    Corinna Kopf Leaving Twitch to Stream Exclusively on Facebook Gaming

    The battle for gaming creators has cost Amazon’s Twitch another notable streamer: Corinna Kopf, a popular Instagram model, digital influencer and “Fortnite” Twitch streamer with millions of followers, is moving to Facebook Gaming under an exclusive agreement. On Facebook, Kopf’s first stream is scheduled to take place Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. PT at facebook.com/gaming/corinnakopff. [...]

  • Pokemon-Tower-Battle

    Facebook Launches Two Exclusive Pokémon Games

    A pair of Pokémon games is hopping exclusively to Facebook. The social network on Monday launched “Pokémon Tower Battle” and “Pokémon Medallion Battle” — the first time the Pokémon Company is bringing games based on the mini-monster franchise to the Facebook Gaming platform. “Pokémon Tower Battle” is available worldwide while “Pokémon Medallion Battle” is initially [...]

  • Littlstar Ps4 app

    Littlstar Adds Content From Whistle, New Form, Sliver.tv to VR and PlayStation Subscription Service

    UPDATED: A+E Networks-backed video aggregator Littlstar has teamed up with Whistle, New Form, esports network Sliver.tv and others to launch premium content channels for its paying subscribers. The new partnerships will bring esports and other types of short-form content to the PlayStation and VR devices supported by Littlstar. The new partnerships will give Littlstar subscribers [...]

  • Google Stadia Gets Typhoon Studios Game

    Google Buys Typhoon Studios for Its Stadia Cloud Gaming Service

    Google is looking to grow the catalog of its Stadia cloud gaming service: The search giant has acquired Montreal-based game studio Typhon Studios, and will integrate it into its Stadia Games and Entertainment studio. “We’re always looking for people who share our passion and vision for the future of gaming,” said Stadia Games and Entertainment [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content