Bale Hasn't Been Asked To Do The Metal Gear Solid Movie
Despite Christian Bale's appearance in multiple films before Batman Begins, most everyone will agree the latter was his coming-out party. He went from "American Psycho" to playing bad-asses on a routine basis, so of course, his name was mentioned when we heard about the "Metal Gear Solid" film.
At the time, many believed it feasible that Bale might sign on to play the iconic Snake, and some sources even claimed that it was already a done deal. We haven't seen anything official on the subject just yet, but Bale was asked by MTV Mutliplayer if he was going to do the movie. As it turns out, the star actor says he hasn't even been approached. The interview apparently wasn't very long, as it went like this:
"Has he been approached about Metal Gear Solid? 'No,' he said.
Does he play video games? 'Yes,' he said.
What games does he play? 'That,' he said.
...okay, well, thanks for your time, Mr. Bale. Of course, this doesn't really tell us much, besides the fact that he's likely not in the running to play Snake in the film in question. We're also questioning the fact that he has ever played a MGS title, but then again, what would be his motivation to lie? Well, anyway, everyone seems to have an opinion concerning the proper lead actor for this movie, so what's your opinion? Would Bale be a good fit? Or do you have someone else in mind?
6/24/2009 John Shepard