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Everything We Know About The Metal Gear Solid Movie

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Is the Metal Gear Solid movie still happening? Here’s everything we know about the upcoming video game film, its release date, and who’s in it.

There have been talks of a Metal Gear Solid movie since as early as 2006, but is it really happening? Based on the popular video game franchise created by Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid has long been in talks for a movie adaptation. While those early talks stalled and the film changed hands a number of times, a 2020 announcement shows that Sony intends to go forward with the Metal Gear Solid movie adaptation.

The success of Netflix’s The Witcher and the subsequent announcement of God Of War with Amazon and Horizon: 2047 with Netflix suggests a new breath of life for video game adaptations. Sony seems eager to capitalize on its intellectual property as they own the rights to Horizon Zero Dawn, Gran Turismo, God Of War, and Metal Gear Solid, all of which have plans for adaptations for streaming or film. Of those, Metal Gear Solid has been announced the longest, stalled the longest, and is the only one slated to be a film.

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After over two years of waiting with little news, it isn’t unreasonable to wonder whether or not a Metal Gear Solid movie will actually happen. Those anxious for the announced film may be understandably concerned about its current status. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie.

Is The Metal Gear Solid Movie Still Happening?

Sony’s Uncharted was a box-office success, suggesting that Sony recognizes the current possibilities for video game movies in the industry. Sony hasn’t backed down on Metal Gear Solid. Given its large fan base and established lore, it would be odd for Sony to decide to cut the project before it ever gets off the ground. While no release date has been announced, the Metal Gear Solid movie is by all reports still going forward and will eventually happen. The star cast as its main character has joked that the studio is “climbing through air ducts” looking for the story, suggesting that the film is still in its early planning stages.


Metal Gear Solid Movie Cast: Who Is Playing Solid Snake

In 2020, it was announced that Oscar Isaac would play Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid movie. His recent comments confirm that this status is still valid and that Isaac is still the studio’s choice to portray Kojima’s character. Oscar Isaac is perhaps best known for his role as Poe Dameron in the Star Wars franchise. He also notably starred in Moon Knight on Disney+, showing off some impressive acting and further proving his capacity as an action star.

Aside from merely looking right for the role — which he does — Oscar Isaac brings a wealth of acting experience to Metal Gear Solid. Bringing a certain amount of star power to the franchise, Isaac’s casting has the potential to convert new viewers to the franchise. Isaac is also reportedly a fan of the game franchise and comments made during interviews suggest that he understands the character he is set to portray. With Oscar Isaac at its helm, there’s every chance that the Metal Gear Solid movie could be the greatest video game movie of all time.


Metal Gear Solid Movie Story: How Will It Adapt The Games?

Metal Gear Solid has been a running franchise since 1987. Its main story features 11 games spanning nearly six decades. In total, there are 23 games included in the franchise. Because of the wealth of backstory to draw from, the Metal Gear Solid movie could potentially adapt any of its existing storylines or choose to do something entirely new. According to Oscar Isaac’s remarks, the story hasn’t yet been set, so it’s likely that even Sony doesn’t know what Metal Gear Solid will be about.

Metal Gear Solid Movie Release Date Prediction

When Metal Gear Solid will release hasn’t been announced yet. Since Sony seems to not yet have a story nailed down and since Oscar Isaac has so many upcoming releases, it likely won’t be until at least 2024 or 2025 before Metal Gear Solid comes out. Hopefully, before another two years come and go, viewers anxious to watch the Metal Gear Solid movie will have a more concrete answer.





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Aliens Vs Predator: We’re Long Overdue A New AVP Game

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The Aliens vs Predator franchise was an iconic game series during the 1990s and 2000s, and it’s about time a new AVP game was made. The Aliens vs Predator games, which mostly consist of FPS and platform fighters, were inspired by the Dark Horse comic of the same name, which built on the ending of Predator 2 by pitting the Xenomorphs against the Yautja. Despite their popularity, however, the latest Aliens vs Predator game came out over 10 years ago, and given new installments in both the Alien and Predator franchises have released since, its absence is notable.

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The most recent title Aliens vs. Predator was one of the best-selling games of 2010, which included three separate campaigns for players to experience as a Xenomorph, Colonial Marine, and Predator, as well as a multiplayer mode that pit all three factions against each other. While the first few SNES and arcade games were side-scrolling fighters, Aliens Versus Predator, released in 1999 for the PC, was an FPS that featured the aforementioned three factions. While the AVP franchise has laid dormant for the past decade, individual Alien and Predator games have been released, including Creative Assembly’s acclaimed horror classic Alien: Isolation, which launched in 2014.


Given that both Alien and Predator film series have enjoyed continued success – with Prey releasing to a positive reception just this year – it would make sense for a new Aliens vs Predator game to capitalize on that. The film Alien: Covenant came out in 2017, and a new Alien TV series is in the works from Noah Hawley. Prey also teases potential Predator sequels, showing interest is high in both franchises. With the power of current-gen consoles, a new Aliens vs Predator game has the potential to blow its predecessors out of the water, and provide a truly authentic experience that lives up to the acclaimed sci-fi series.


New Alien & Predator Projects Show Now Is The Perfect Time For A Fresh AVP Game

Alongside the enduring popularity of FPS games, new platform fighters (such as Warner Bros.’ approachable fighting game MultiVersus and the upcoming League of Legends-themed Project L) are seeing a resurgence in demand. In addition, the abundance of FPS games that feature aliens in science fiction worlds such as Returnal, Prey, and the Dead Space series attest to the genre’s popularity. An Aliens vs Predator game could take the form of a retro-inspired fighting game, a first-person or third-person shooter, or something else entirely – but any form would correspond with the ever-popular theme in horror games of aliens and space exploration. There are few aliens as iconic as the Xenomorphs and the Yautja, so it stands to reason that a new crossover could prove popular.


Recent Alien and Predator games include Aliens: Fireteam Elite and the poorly reviewed Predator: Hunting Grounds, but neither had the polish or depth of the classic AVP titles. A new Aliens vs Predator game could change that, and give both the Xenomorphs and the Yautja the portrayals they deserve. With a new Alien project in the works and a considerable track record of PC and console games spanning back to 1994, here’s hoping that the Aliens vs Predator makes a comeback sooner rather than later.

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Brett Goldstein Had Only Two Weeks to Train for Marvel Debut as Hercules: ‘I’m Doing 400 Push-Ups’ Day of Filming

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Brett Goldstein got the call to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hercules just two weeks before he was going to need to film, the “Ted Lasso” Emmy winner revealed to The Playlist. Goldstein’s top-secret role as Hercules was never announced until the character popped up in the post-credits scene in “Thor: Love and Thunder.” The actor said the call to join Marvel came “literally out of the blue one night.”

“They turn around, and they reveal, ‘It’s Hercules; it’s you.’ And I went, ‘What?’ Just like, ‘Are you serious? Are you fucking with me? Is this a wind-up?’” Goldstein said. “So yeah, it was as surprising to me as I think it has been to other people.”

The actor continued, “When I spoke to Taika, I said, ‘You know I’m basically like a skinny comedian?’ I said, ‘When is this filming?’ It was like in two weeks, and I was like, ‘I mean, I’ll do my best, but two weeks feels …’ I said, ‘He doesn’t have to be as big as Thor, does he?’ And look, on the day, I mean, I’m doing 400 push-ups that day. I was fit to explode. I did the best I could on that day.”

Goldstein’s role was so top secret that he didn’t even tell his parents, who found out about his Hercules casting just like the rest of the world when they watched “Thor: Love and Thunder” on the big screen.

“I didn’t tell anyone because Marvel put a chip in my neck that said ‘If you talk about this you’re dead,’” Goldstein joked to Variety last month. “My mom and dad, I sent them a text and said, ‘I’ve just seen “Thor.”‘ I knew it’s not the kind of film they’d see. I said, ‘You should go see it. It’s funny.’”

“My mom is texting me all the way through the film giving me a running commentary,” Goldstein continued. “I’m like, ‘Just watch the film!’ It gets to the end bit, where it shows Russell Crowe… My mom texts me ‘Russell Crowe’s in it again, he’s very funny.’ I go, ‘Fucking look up at the screen!’”

Goldstein knows “nothing” about his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Thor: Love and Thunder” ends with Zeus (Russell Crowe) commanding his son, Hercules, to go out and hunt Thor down. Presumably, Goldstein and Thor actor Chris Hemsworth will face off in the future.

“I truly, honestly — this isn’t me lying or being coy — I know nothing,” Goldstein told Variety about his MCU future. “All I know is what I did that day and that’s it. That could be it. It was a fun three seconds.”



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Timothée Chalamet Is A Heartthrob Cannibal In Bones & All Trailer

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The Bones & All teaser trailer reveals the first footage of Timothée Chalamet’s romantic cannibal in his reunion with director Luca Guadagnino. The two first collaborated on the 2017 LGBTQ+ romantic drama Call Me By Your Name, which resulted in Oscar nominations for both Chalamet and Guadagnino. Now, the actor and director have reunited for another coming-of-age romance based on an acclaimed novel. Bones & All was written by Camille DeAngelis and adapted for the screen by Guadagnino’s frequent screenwriter David Kajganich.

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Chalamet and Escape Room‘s Taylor Russell lead the Bones & All cast as Lee and Maren, two young cannibals living on the margins of society who meet and set out together on a thousand-mile road trip. The film touts an impressive supporting cast that includes Mark Rylance, Michael Stuhlbarg, André Holland, Jessica Harper, Chloë Sevigny, Francesca Scorsese, and Halloween director David Gordon Green. The first Bones & All images revealing Chalamet and Russell’s lovesick flesh eaters arrived late last month, but now audiences are finally getting a glimpse of some footage.


A month ahead of the film’s premiere, Chalamet shared the first Bones & All trailer on Twitter. The 30-second teaser reveals the first footage of Chalamet and Russell’s infatuated teenage cannibals as they embark on a perilous cross-country odyssey, featuring an original score by Oscar winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Watch the trailer below:

There are only two lines of dialogue spoken in the 30-second teaser, beginning with Lee asking his love interest, “You don’t think I’m a bad person?” and ending with Maren’s reply, “All I think is that I love you.” Still, the trailer’s short runtime is more than enough give audiences an idea of Bones & All‘s overall tone, which includes some prevalent horror vibes largely due to Rylance’s unsettling character. Romance and horror seem to be Guadagnino’s preferred genres, so an amalgam of the two would an appropriate next step for the director. His past two feature films were Suspiria, a supernatural horror, and Call Me By Your Name, a slow burn romantic drama.


In between Bones & All‘s tenderly romantic moments, it appears there will be plenty of thrills as Lee and Maren have to evade the many dangers lurking in the “back roads, hidden passages and trap doors of Ronald Reagan’s America,” as the official synopsis indicates. Based on this first footage, Bones & All is shaping up to be another must-see collaboration between Chalamet and Guadagnino. The film is set for a world premiere at the Venice Film Festival next month, after which it will be released in theaters on November 23.

Source: Timothée Chalamet/Twitter



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