“Expect the unexpected,” says Konami’s European Communication Manager.
It’s been over two years since David Hayter was replaced as Snake by Hideo Kojima. Kojima wanted a actor to deliver more believable facial expressions For Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. “We’re taking on some heavy subjects, like race and revenge. As a result, I wanted Snake to have a more subdued performance expressed through subtle facial movements and tone of voice, rather than words,” Kojima stated back in June 2013.
This essentially meant that Kojima replaced Hayter because he felt Kiefer Sutherland is better at expressing facial emotions. In short, Hayter was re-casted since Kojima did not believed he will be a good fit for motion capture. Flash forward today, 1st June 2015. Hayter tweeted the following:
This seems like he is possibly taking shots at Kojima and Konami. But the question is why is he doing this? As I mentioned above, its been over two years since he was removed from his iconic role. Why keep coming back and even discuss about it? Of course, he has every right to discuss it but something does not feel right. Something seems fishy about this entire drama about Hayter not being involved in The Phantom Pain. But we shall see.
Talking about theories, Konami’s European Communications Manager Su-Yina Farmer tweeted out something that should excite fans. Answering a fan query regarding Gray Fox playing the role of a body double for Big Boss in The Phantom Pain, Su stated, “all theories are valid. MGS will always surprise you, expect the unexpected – that’s why people love to theorise…”
We are ready to expect the unexpected. Bring on September 1st!