Metal Gear Film Director Teases Movie Info Coming Soon And Shares Fan Art To Celebrate The Series’ Anniversary

The details surrounding the upcoming Metal Gear film (we still don’t know if it deserves the ‘Solid’ suffix yet) are vague, but as far as we know, it is truly happening and Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is attached to make it. We also know that Vogt-Roberts is a big fan of Metal Gear and takes every opportunity he can to make sure everyone knows.

The most recent example comes from a recent (and ongoing) series of tweets from Vogt-Roberts. On Friday, he pointed out that Metal Gear released 31 years ago and to celebrate the occasion, he is sharing some of his favorite fan art. He also partnered with actor Paul Eiding, who played Colonel Campbell in the series, to create a codec-style conversation detailing exactly what Vogt-Roberts is doing with his twitter fan art twitter thread. Through the voice of Eiding’s Campbell, Vogt-Roberts also makes it clear, “We must stress that this is, quote ‘fan art,’ and is not meant to represent what is or is not in the forthcoming film.” But hey – if this is the kind of art Vogt-Roberts associates with Metal Gear, then it’s a pretty safe bet to assume he will try to emulate some of it for his film.

You can check out the full tweet thread here, or below.

❗️Follow and retweet this thread to celebrate the 31st anniversary of @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN‘s METAL GEAR with 31 pieces of never before seen nano-machine-infused-artwork.

Tune in every day for new updates. Some surprises along the way…

Join me with hastag #METALGEAR31st

— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) July 13, 2018


There’s many beautiful+insane+iconic images to come…but I want to start with this piece by Nick Foreman.

The bond we formed via mechs reinforced that we should be loud w/ our love of this franchise as we may find friends & collaborators in the process.

— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) July 13, 2018


The impeccable @eddiedelrio_art helped me bring the “Gas Mask Samurai” to life in KONG.

Cyborg Ninja & the Gekkos are two of the most iconic Hideo Kojima + Yoji Shinkawa designs. I wanted to see their potential in the same frame. Wish I could say more…

— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) July 14, 2018

DAY 3 of #METALGEAR31st@BenMauro993 created this for me and I have a good feeling he’s a dude I’ll be working with for the rest of my career.

One aspect of Metal Gear that’s important for me to translate onscreen is the blending of horror imagery with stylized magical realism.

— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) July 15, 2018

If you’re interested in Metal Gear and its voice-acting, be sure to check out this in-depth feature covering every element of how Metal Gear Solid’s voice cast came together, and what went into creating the iconic narrative.

[Source: @VogtRoberts]