You did not read the headline wrong. At their pre-E3 press conference Konami announced that actor Keifer Sutherland will be playing Snake in Metal Gear Sold V: The Phantom Pain.
Kojima explained the decision to have Sutherland play Snake was that he wanted the character to “have a more subdued performance expressed through subtle facial movements and tone of voice rather than words.” Kojima went on to say that “the game takes place in 1984 when Snake is 49 years old. Therefore, we needed someone who could genuinely convey both the facial and vocal qualities of a man in his late 40s. It’s different from anything we’ve done before.”
Sutherland, when speaking about the role, said about his honour to play such a character, “I’m not a gamer, and I even knew about this game. I was certainly keenly aware of the legacy of these games, the unbelievable success of these games.” Sutherland best know for his roles as Jack Bauer in 24 and Doc in Young Guns. Sutherland replaces long time Snake voice actor David Hayter, who it was announced wouldn’t be reprising his role at GDC this year.
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Source – IGN