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December 4, 2020

It looks like Oscar Isaac's wish was Sony's command.

Isaac is set to star as Solid Snake in Sony's upcoming film adaptation of the video game Metal Gear Solid from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported on Friday.

If something about the idea of Isaac starring as Solid Snake seems a bit familiar, it might be because the Star Wars star last year made it known that he was interested in the gig. In an interview back in March 2019, when asked if he'd ever consider doing a video game movie, Isaac expressed interest in Metal Gear Solid.

"I'm throwing my hat in for that one," Isaac said. Asked who he'd specifically like to play in the movie, he clarified he, naturally, had the lead role of Solid Snake in mind.

This is the latest major role Isaac has nabbed coming off the Star Wars sequel trilogy after the actor earlier this year was reported to be in talks to play Moon Knight in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All in all, when it comes to the Metal Gear Solid casting, we’d say Vogt-Roberts certainly made a solid choice. Brendan Morrow

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