While Chris Evans may be best known for his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America, a recent photo circulating around suggests the actor could easily fill another popular character’s shoes: Metal Gear Solid’s Solid Snake. During San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios released all kinds of juicy information about the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, including several character posters that were handed out during the event. One poster was of Chris Evans’ Captain America standing at the head of other Avengers like Falcon and sporting a great bushy beard.
Naturally, comic fans will be aware that this look is inspired by Steve Rogers’ Nomad identity. Rogers adopts this identity in the comics after discovering that a government official is the head of a terrorist organization. Rogers comes to question the trustworthiness of the American government. This certainly sounds similar to the mindset of Captain America at the end of Captain America: Civil War, so Marvel Studios bringing in the Nomad personality should fit in nicely with Infinity War. Regardless, the image of a despondent Cap has inspired several altered photos, including the Solid Snake recreation.
Twitter user BossLogic revealed (via CB) a particularly professional image of Evans’ as Solid Snake in full uniform and sporting the same beard and the character’s trademark cigarette and bandana. For a more detailed look at Evans as the popular video game character and frequent protagonist, take a look below.
The work put in by BossLogic is definitely convincing and it’s easy enough to picture Evans taking up the role. While Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is currently slated to helm the long-gestating video game adaptation, there’s been no solid information as to who could take up the role of Solid Snake. Naturally, a fan-made photo is certainly not indicative that Evans will get the role, but it certainly would not be the worst choice imaginable given Evans' popularity thanks to his role as Captain America.
Of course, juggling such a commitment with his role in the MCU would more than likely prove to be incredibly difficult to do. There’s also a matter of the critical and financial failure that’s been attached to most live action attempts at adapting video games into movies. Evans may very well wish to keep himself as far away from a project like Metal Gear Solid as possible given the stigma attached to such projects. Either way, BossLogic’s fan-made photo is an incredibly convincing case to at least imagine what could be if Evans were to ever step into the Solid Snake role.