Kiefer Sutherland is the new voice of Big Boss.
This announcement comes from the pre-E3 Konami online press event which has just finished streaming a few hours ago. Kojima said that the choice of Sutherland came from a friend of his, and it appears that Kiefer was happy to oblige. This means David Hayter wasn’t lying about not being contacted by Konami (and negates the clever theory that it was “Moby Dick Studios” that contacted him instead) and that Kojima really is using Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as a fresh start for the franchise.
With the utmost respect to David Hayter, I love this. I’ve always been a fan of Kiefer Sutherland from back in Young Guns, and there are a few things I expect to see different thanks to the new voice for Snake: