Sutherland is best known for portraying Jack Bauer on the long-running TV show 24. He was pretty sweet in The Lost Boys, too.
One of the reasons Sutherland may have been chosen to portray Snake is the game’s reliance on performance capture for the role.
The previous voice of Snake, David Hayter, tried to take change in sarcastic stride on Twitter.
“Can't fault [Kiefer], “ said Hayter. “Great actor, good man. The game will probably still be excellent. Like New Coke! [...] To my beloved Tweeps, I can't thank you enough for all your support. Getting fired was never so heartwarming.”